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Plantation Barbados Grande Reserve rum

Plantation Barbados Grande Reserve

France | Aged

213 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted over 4 years ago by Dan-Fix from Sweden with 113 ratings

This rum changed me from being a single malt whiskey drinker to a rum sipper. I got my eyes on it in the local liqueurstore and I thought to myself why not try something new and not spend a fortune on a single malt whiskey bottle. For the price it cost i thought if it taste like crap i could use it for cleaning the wounds on my neighbours dog after being attacked by wild cats and dont feel bad about it. After this plantation rum i dont feel the need for expensive whiskey anymore when you can get this so much cheaper. It smells like raisins and banana with an inviting note. The taste is great, sweet and tones of vanilla, raisins and banana. A bit young in taste, 3 years altogether on casks give it a more sharpness to the taste instead of roundness. Although i cannot give more then a 6 because of me being a rookie in the rum world. I need to try more rums first to compare it with, can't give a ten on my first rum. Then i can maybe bring up the score on it.

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Posted 5 years ago by Václav from Czech Republic with 76 ratings

Well, this rum is nothing superior. But also, it doesn't make itself something, it isn't. And yet, it becomes great rum. And great friend. It have very very smooth taste with little sweetness, very simple but understanding palate of taste, rather light and fruity and very pleasant spring smell. And that makes it excellent relaxing sipper. Kick-less, friendly, familiar, soothing. At room temperature diluted with small drip of water, it could accompany you for hours, leaving you relaxed. My favourite blend but soothing sipper. As sipper for common relaxing occasions - excellent. As complex rum for tasting and deep enjoying - hardly no. AS mixer - any drink kill it's perks, especially Cola. So no. take a word from my review and turn another cheek for this friendly fellow.


Posted 3 years ago by pmcl from Canada with 7 ratings

The title says it all. Hard to believe that you can buy a ‘good’ sipping rum for under $30 (Canadian). Very smooth on it’s own with just a hint of alcohol astringency. At the price there’s no shame in mixing it either if that’s your thing.


Posted almost 2 years ago by dejvix from Slovakia with 34 ratings

Vôňa nie je výrazná, farba svetlá, fľaša pekná "reprezentačná" (asi aj dôvod prečo som si ho kúpil) :). V chuti je cítiť dub (až bourbon - po zrení v sudde), trošku vanilku a pre mňa akurátnu jemnú nasladlosť. Na konci to prechádza až na jemné trpnutie jazyka, úst a hrejivý pocit :) Rum som kúpil za 17€/fľaša, neurazil, stojí za ochutnanie, ale napr. Pampero Aniversario mi prišiel zaujímavejší.


Posted almost 4 years ago by Chris from Netherlands with 63 ratings

I really just started to explore rum so not a lot to compare but this is one you should get at least once! Good taste, nice price and just a good drink overall!


Posted 2 months ago by Bjornsonen from Sweden with 3 ratings

If I would introduce someone new to the world of rums I would start with this one. A bit of a sting at first but smooth and with a nice finish. This one always comes with me when I go glamping with my hammock in the woods. A good simple rum for a good price!


Posted 3 months ago by Simones from Slovakia with 42 ratings

Classical rum feel. Semi sweet with alcohol aftertaste. There is smoke and cane taste like in classical rum.
Average, which will not destroy mood

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Posted 3 months ago by Vladmika from Czech Republic with 16 ratings

Very good taste for that young rum. Smooth and fruity flavour of dried fruit and cinamon.

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Posted 6 months ago by Jimmy Cliff (PREMIUM) from United States with 334 ratings

I like the majority of Plantation rums and this one did not disappoint. Being from Barbados is a plus, better than Cockspur and worth having on your shelf as a staple. Great value keep some around if you can find it.


Posted 8 months ago by e_p_a2000 from Sweden with 8 ratings

A fantastic rum that I compare all other rums against.

Sweet but not sugary, fruity with vanilla and hints of alcohol