Plantation XO 20th Anniversary (old bottle) rum

Plantation XO 20th Anniversary (old bottle)

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Plantation XO 20th Anniversary is a premium rum produced by the Maison Ferrand company in Barbados. It is aged for 12-20 years using both tropical and continental aging methods. The rum is made using molasses and is distilled in a pot still and continuous column still. It has an ABV of 40%. The bottle design is inspired by the old Cognac decanters, adding to its vintage appeal.

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146 Plantation XO 20th Anniversary (old bottle) ratings

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RumRunner 🇺🇸 | 38 ratings
Posted almost 7 years ago

Over a year ago I reviewed Plantation XO from Barbados. I was excited when I found it at a big liquor warehouse. But it was a different bottle and different experience. Sill a very good rum. But not as I reviewed in 2015. Until now I hadn't realized the bottle that showed up in my review cabinet was not what I had reviewed.

I'm posting a photo showing both bottles. I'm still not sure what the difference is? Both are 20th anniversary edition. Both are XO but no specific age. Both are Barbados rum. Reading all the reviews of both bottles, it appears that many reviews 'may' be posted under the incorrect bottle design. There's no way to know it, unless you really study the bottle but the details are the same. If anyone has addressed this I haven't seen it. I'll probably start a new forum thread in search of an explanation.

The rum I Prefer and gave a 9 to is the shorter, squater bottle without the string/rope mesh around the bottle.

The bottle with the mesh is slightly less sweet. It is darker, than the honey gold of the shorter bottle. It doesn't have as much complexity. It's still a decent sipper but falls short of great.

Here's my original review. It is for the shorter, squater, empty:-( bottle on the left.

This is a very complex rum. It's not overly sweet and through the aging process used it does share some characteristics of Cognac. There is a fair amount of oak for a rum. Vanilla, caramel and I think I'm picking up coconut and even chocolate. There's no burn and a long finish. If you're going to spend the money know your rums or you won't appreciate this as much as it deserves!

IceBear 🇩🇪 | 22 ratings
Posted over 7 years ago

One of my favorites, very sweet and a very distinct flavor of coconut. Simply really smooth and enjoyable straight up.

As far as I can see this is the same as the "Plantation XO 20th Anniversary" found on this site, so I'm giving the same rating on both.

Nils 🇨🇭 | 16 ratings
Posted 7 years ago

Best sweet rum so far, better than diplomatico reserva in my opinion.

tftowner106 🇨🇦 | 23 ratings
Posted 8 years ago

Smooth, warm and delicious! Exceptional value. Great neat or an ice cube.

AnneMcF 🇬🇧 | 2 ratings
Posted almost 5 years ago

This is my first review and based on a tester bottle only but I'm very content! A lovely caramel colour which starts with a very pleasant oaky nose. This fades and is replaced with the cocont that's mentioned elsewhere. I would say that it benefits from getting some air to take away the burn but it doesn't take long to calm done and is an excellent sipping rum with a smooth oaky, caramel flavour with a certain amount of depth. I drank it with an ice cube. It will be going on my Christmas list .. if I can wait that long!

Jim 🇺🇸 | 2 ratings
Posted almost 7 years ago

Picked this beauty up while in Barbados a couple of months ago. Not sure I have ever sampled a rum aged in french wine casks.

In a word, decadent. Insanely smooth from start to finish, not chewy as sweeter rums can be and not gaggingly dry. This belongs on the same shelf with the world's greatest digestifs. I will weep win this bottle is no more.

pgrace (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 41 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

This is just the older bottle of the XO anniversary. Very good.
Tastey caramel banana molasses spice Bomb with a smooth finish

Gadesboa 🇫🇷 | 4 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

Truly amazing, so sweet without any added sugar, strong taste of vanilla and banana.

mcnamard 🇺🇸 | 19 ratings
Posted almost 5 years ago

Beautiful flavor leaving the mouth feeling sweet. Smooth and sharp at the same time, with hints of tropical fruits accenting the almost dessert-like taste.

Jonte Json 🇸🇪 | 109 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

Good stuff for being Plantation. A sipping rum with a Big palate

Brand Details

Name: XO 20th Anniversary (old bottle)
Company: Plantation
Type: Aged
Distillation: Unknown