Plantation Original Dark rum

Plantation Original Dark

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Plantation Original Dark is a rum produced by the Plantation Rum brand. It is made in Barbados and aged for five years in Bourbon casks in the Caribbean, then finished for one year in Ferrand oak barrels in France. It has an ABV of 40%. The brand's history dates back to the 17th century when Caribbean plantations created rum using locally-grown sugarcane. Today, Plantation Rum is headquartered in Cognac, France.

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Tasty, but not quite great

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vomi1011 🇩🇪 | 401 ratings
Posted 2 years ago

The nose is strong for only 40%.
I get the typical Jamaica fruits like it the Plantation Overproof OFTD. Could it be a diluted version of the OFTD?

The nose is full of molasses and dry fruits. I get also the red fruits like in the OFTD. Then some dark flavours of barrel and wood. There is also some sweetness of caramel or dry fruits.
It's a mellow version of OFTD.

The taste is also like a mellow OFTD. It starts with caramel, dry and red fruits. Then sweet with burned sugar and molasses. It turns spicy with burned sugar, red fruits and molasses.
The finish is of course spicy with flavours of molasses, red fruits and caramel.

It's still intensive, spicy and mellow. I like it, I would rate it with 75 points.

Nose: caramel, dry and red fruits, molasses, barrel and wood, some vanilla
Taste: caramel, dry and red fruits, burned sugar, molasses, spice
Middle: spice, burned sugar, red fruits, molasses
Finish: spice, molasses and red fruits, caramel, vanilla

Sweetness: 2/5
Fruits: 3/5
Spice: 3.5/5
Mildness: 3/5
Complexity: 3/5
Value (14€): 4/5

Loxias 🇨🇿 | 170 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Dried fruit in the nose. Taste again with driet fruit, banana, vanilla.
It can be sipped easily, but excels as a mixer for really good value

Steven Cooremans 🇧🇪 | 42 ratings
Posted 7 years ago

Medium sweetness and quite easy. Smokey taste/smell, some ripe fruit (banana). Lacking aftertaste though.

El Cap 🇺🇸 | 61 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Plantation has some rums that I really enjoy.
This is not one of them.
This is made for drinking in your $13 Dole whip
Cup at Disney World.

mmt 🇵🇱 | 45 ratings
Posted 6 months ago

Weak taste, barely noticeable. Mostly smoke and alcohol. Decent for mixing, not expensive.

Rene Rum (PREMIUM) 🇨🇭 | 527 ratings
Posted 9 months ago

Schönes warmes Mahagoni im Glas.
In der Nase würzig und fruchtig. Düfte von Schokolade, Holz, Kaffee, und Früchte bilden eine solide Grundlage.
Am Gaumen weich und warm. Karamell, Vanille, Schokolade, Früchtchen sind perfekt aufeinander abgestimmt.
Im Abgang sehr lecker und mit langanhaltenden subtilen süsse. (15 gr./l)
Macht sich gut in jedem Drink, Jamaika (Long Pond) und Barbados (WIRD) scheinen eine gute Mixtur zu sein. Wie vomi 1011 schreibt : ist wie ein verdünnter OFTD. Für jede Bar.
Plantation Verkostung bei SCHÜWO.

Beautiful warm mahogany in the glass.
In the nose spicy and fruity. Scents of chocolate, wood, coffee, and fruit form a solid base.
The palate is soft and warm. Caramel, vanilla, chocolate, fruit notes are perfectly balanced.
In the finish very tasty and with long-lasting subtle sweetness. (15 gr./l)
Does well in any drink, Jamaica (Long Pond) and Barbados (WIRD) seem to be a good mix. As vomi 1011 writes : is like a diluted OFTD. For any bar.
Plantation tasting at SCHÜWO.

Erik B 🇸🇪 | 14 ratings
Posted 12 months ago

Nice and smooth with a long finish. Tastes of dried stonefruit and vanilla with a hint of bourbon spice.

Olaf 🇳🇱 | 80 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

This one has the typical plantation taste: raisins. A bit strong of a strong burn at the end though. But only for a short time.

Spud 🇨🇦 | 8 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

This is my go to for rum based cocktails, especially rum. Sours!

Richard 🇸🇪 | 80 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Sweet and kind of liqueur-like on the nose. Taste is sweet and surprisingly smooth for it's price, although too short and keeps reminding me of a liqueur instead of a rum

Brand Details

Name: Original Dark
Company: Plantation
Type: Dark
Distillation: Unknown


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