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Plantation XO 20th Anniversary rum is a combination of pot-stilled and column-stilled Barbadian rums that are initially aged in the Caribbean in ex-bourbon casks for 12-20 years. They are then transported to France for a second 12-18 months aging in small French oak casks.
The first bottle of Plantation XO 20th Anniversary was created for the head of Cognac Ferrand Estate Alexandre Gabriel to honor his 20th year running the company. This special gift has resulted in the bottling we see today.
Plantation has easily the most consciousness marketing department that existed. All the way from the box to the bottle no corners were cut. I could write a mile long summary on that alone but that's not why we are here. Opening the bottle and sniffing it gives you a bunch of wonderful hints, first the cask then some coconut, spices (maybe cinnamon) and a very nice sugar smell. In the glass its a very dark amber, tasting it neat is a very warming rum, extremely well balanced. The coconut is a unique surprise that i'm not used to in aged rums and it makes a very nice addition to the collection. Noting its balanced you get hints of chocolate (probably dark chocolate), oak cask, alcohol,the coconut and vanilla. The coconut after taste lingers for a long time. In cola its good but not as good as straight up. Since its balanced the cola kills some of its unique hints, still very good however. I can see this bottle being a mega hit at a holiday party.
8.5 on rum and .5 bonus points on packaging/bottle.
A very Nice top Rum, perfect for sipping and a very fine Rum for The money 😊
Plantation XO 20th Anniversary rum has a smooth taste and is easy to drink. The high quality gives this rum a must have position in any rum collection.
Smooth, vanilla, Caramel. My favorite sipping run to date
This rum is ridiculously smooth. It’s smoother than drinking water. It has a very velvety sensation and perfectly balanced aromas. The first time I tried it it blew me away.
Always like Plantation and thought I’d try this having not seen it before. As with some rums, even the highly rated ones, this was not to my taste. I picked up a lot of cinnamon spiciness, sort of a sweeter Fireball. Some may enjoy just not me
Nice bottle with net and gold inside the bottle. Exocit in the nose. Long caramel finish.
This is a perfect choice for me. Smooth tasting, not too harsh and only gets better when you let it breathe.
I am still at the beginning of my rum journey but this rum has to be almost smooth as it gets. Dangerously easy to drink without any throat burn.
I love this bottle and label and i love the rum inside also..worth for its price, go on and try it.
My go to for sipping. Smooth and silky with notes of vanilla.
Lots of truly mediocre rums from Caribbean on offer here in Ontario, Canada, but this is a gem. Balanced and tasty would be how I describe this rum. Sweeter than a Cuban (my favorites) but not overly so. Very easy to drink but don't waste this by mixing !
a very nice bottle with nice rum not to sweet nice flavours and not to expensive.
Great rum to sip straight or with ice. Not to sweat comes with a beautiful bottle
Tastes like Big Red gum. I mean it's smooth and tasty, but almost tastes like a liqueur. Probably go great with vanilla ice cream. I wouldn't buy this again.
Nice and really smooth taste. Price low for that kind of rum quality
+Good "premium" rum for beginners
- Not 20 year old
I would give 7,5/10 if possible
Har helheten, bra allround som passar överallt. Trevlig smak och bra lukt.
To be honest one of the best-looking bottle of my rums. But thats all. The taste is fairly good but too alcoholic for my taste. Not harmonic, and a bit too dry, much less sweeter than the others.
easy to drink. sweetness, touches of orange peel, almond pulp, arrack, coconut and vanilla
Absolutely mind-blowing! My first experience and tasting of a classical 'sipping' rum! Enjoyed every single droplet and immediately went out and sourced some for myself! Started my journey with rum because of this exceptionally smooth vanilla toffee, fudge, caramel beauty!
Very smooth rum, exceptional well balanced.
The taste afterwards is a little bit boring still a splendid sipper!
Balanced. For the price, the taste, the pleasure. Maybe i would like to see a better aftertaste. Something more spicy or fuity but nothing negative. Fair play. A must to try. Even i prefer more sweet rums. I will buy a bottle and get drunk with that and then i will come back to write about it.