Plantation Changing Names


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DB 🇺🇸 | 67 ratings Author Posted 10 Jan '24

Just curious, what do you all think of the name change, Plantation -> Planteray?? I did run into a customer at a TWM last year in the rum aisle, and we got to talking. They were a bit surprised to find Plantation named as such given rum's historic background.

https://www.rumwonk.com/p/plantation-rum-becomes-planteray

I certainly understand the desire to change the name, just don't know how much I care for Planteray. Doubt I could come up with something "better"...but what do you all think, and what other names do you think could have been good?

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Andy (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 142 ratings Replied 10 Jan '24

Honestly, when first reading I thought it was something the death star would shoot... maybe instead of a world destroyer, it would cover a world with plants :)

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Gran Matteo 🇺🇸 | 17 ratings Replied 12 Jan '24

Reminds me too much of Tanqueray. Or a name that they would have come up with on Seinfeld to try and sound fancy. "No it's plant-er-aaaay, Jerry"

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Andy (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 142 ratings Replied 18 Jan '24

Ha!!! I miss Seinfeld..., Jerry would definitely pronounce it was a French accent :)

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Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) 🇸🇪 | 503 ratings Replied 10 Jan '24

It doesn't matter what name they use. I will continue to boycott them due to their false marketing such as calling something a Barbados rum even though it has been changed in France. A company that opposes a GI Barbados and tries to change GI Jamaica to be able to handle Jamaican rum the same way they handle Barbadian rum should not be supported in my opinion.