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Plantation Guatemala XO Extra Old Reserve rum

Plantation Guatemala XO Extra Old Reserve

France | Aged

7.9/10
35 ratings
Recommendable to most

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Posted over 4 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2844 ratings

My colleague found a rare bottle of Plantation Guatemala XO and when trying it out, it was like cognac. Super dry, very good flavors though but the burn was bad. He seemed to like it a lot, whereas I was very honest about my disappointment with the Guatemala XO. Barbados XO 20th Anniversary is easily on my Top 10 rum list, whereas this one falls hopelessly short for a very good aged rum definition.

Posted over 5 years ago by Peter from Hungary with 91 ratings

Eventhough i wouldn't buy it again,it is a very nice ,strongly limited rum. I missed the famous Guadeloupe edition which sold out quick,ad i didnt want to make the same mistake. So i purchased a bottle of this single cask rum (16 casks only,450 bottles each) which matures in french sweet-wine casks at the end. Very fruiry,not extremely sweet. A wonderful rum

Posted over 1 year ago by Maximum Bob from United States with 8 ratings

Honestly, 100 Proof alcohol should not go down this easy and taste this good. This is not a tasting note powerhouse like a Foursquare, but if you want a light, sweetly flavorful experience that rests in a price range between sipper and mixer and serves well as both, buy this right now. It tastes better than the Plantation 20th and that is saying something.

Posted almost 3 years ago by 25RdR from Netherlands with 21 ratings

I've got bottle 128/150 in the Netherlands.
Very good rum with a long and delicious finish. Love the bottle design too

Posted over 3 years ago by Herman from United States with 103 ratings

Purchased in Springfield, MA at Table & Vine for $39.99. Plantation is my favorite brand and I usually like everything they make. So here goes... color is a golden amber, a little lighter than other rums. Nose is light with that Plantation flair. Delicate taste, complex middle and easy finish. There is a slight fruit flavor, perhaps banana.

Posted almost 4 years ago by Darrell from United States with 26 ratings

Very complex with a great aroma. Best finish of any rum I have had. Try this one, you won't be disappointed.

Posted almost 5 years ago by Jonny Olsson from Sweden with 162 ratings

I have bottle No 428 out of 450! this needs to btief for at least 15 minutes! it is smooth and with body.

Posted 13 days ago by henrik pedersen from Denmark with 110 ratings

Spændene Trinidad Rum fra Plantation. Jeg syntes den er god

Posted 3 months ago by Lee Martinek from Sweden with 38 ratings

Very close to perfection. A great smell, taste and a really great finish. If you get the opportunity to taste this, then do it. You will not be disapointed.

Posted almost 2 years ago by Paul B from United States with 420 ratings

Very rarely does a new rum break into my top ten percent rated. Since this rum stated being aged in amburana casks for six months and I am big fan of Avua Amburana Cachaca, this was a no brainer to purchase at $50 US.

In the snifter, the amburana wood is very obvious in the aroma. I would call this one as semi-dry, since it has legs in the snifter and Plantation is well known for adding sugar. However, it is not over done. This one also beats the pants off the other Guatemalen rum that is easily available, Ron Zacapa. The final aging was in cognac casks, but the initial aging in amburana casks dominates the cognac casks. Very well done!!!! Truly harmonious!

For anyone unfamiliar with the taste of amburana wood aging, I will make a vague attempt to describe the flavor. Imagine a very exotic tropical hardwood like this one is, with slight hints of cinnamon and balsa wood. The rest of the tasting notes is like nothing else most of us have ever tried, which is what makes this rum totally unique. A mere six months of initial aging in amburana wood still dominates the taste profile, but it took years of aging in former bourbon barrels and cognac casks to tone it down. In other words, don't knock this rum just because you have never tasted spirits aged in amburana wood casks. You will either love it or hate it!