I was astonished that this didn’t taste like pure rubbing alcohol given that it clocks in at 75% but what they’ve managed to pack into that other 25% is a giant amount of flavor that I have yet to find in other Jamaican rums. The most notable note for me was maple syrup. You listening Canada?
it’s a very good rum but at $90 a bottle, I can find other runs as good or better for less. All in all I’m not disappointed with spending the money but I probably wouldn’t do it again unless I can find it cheaper.
This is an excellent white rum, it is slightly sweet, very flavorful. Mixes well for n cocktails.
This is quite nice, plenty of taste, excellent in a MaiTai or sipping on the rocks.
This is by far my favorite overproof rum. It has loads of funk, it’s a beautiful images rum full of flavor.
This rum is a perfect sipper- I love it! Very smooth. On the rocks of course. I still prefer the 12 year more.
So I heard so many mixed reviews - I had to get a bottle to try. It makes an interesting Old Fashioned. I used Cardamom Bitters and Chocolate Bitters, a half oz Rock Syrup , 2 oz rum. I’m surprised how smooth it is.
Plantation 2009 Single Cask Jamaica Tokaj Finish 10-Year review posted about 4 hours ago by Foggyrumrunner from Canada with 35 ratings
Cask no. 03, bottle no. 347
The nose begins brightly, with discernible floral, ginger, honey and cantaloupe notes that I attribute to the Tokay barrel finishing. It reminds one of nosing, well, Tokay, or a Sauternes or another late-harvest dessert wine. Wow, I can’t keep my nose out of the Glencairn to even bring myself to taste it - lol! Indeed, a beautiful nose. On the palate is tropical fruit mixed in with butterscotch and toffee/caramel, akin to a Werthers candy, before finishing with a blackcurrant note...just...wow! It’s incredible that this rum has no dosage because there is some discernible sweetness. That must be coming from the Tokay cask. On both the nose and palate there is no “funk” whatsoever, so those looking for that typical profile from the Long Pond Distillery will be disappointed if that is the expectation. I was going to originally give this fantastic rum an 8, but for the moment, I’m going to say that this is one of the best rums I’ve tried. There is something about it that sets it apart! 9/10.
I really wasn't expecting much from this very hyped rum but was pleasantly surprised. Bottled at 40% rather than the 37.5 shown on videos I've seen. Very vanilla forward but not cloyingly so..
Some spices , very sweet and a bit of a burn at the finish. I actually preferred sipping this with an ice cube than mixing with coke. But I won't bother with the rest of their range... too gimmicky.
Cask no. 05, bottle no. 112
The nose is not effusive but has real depth and complexity, redolent with vanillin-wood, a whiff of incense, and molasses. The nose has discernible echoes of its time spent in bourbon casks - very nice! The palate is lush, round and dense with flavour - almost “chewy” - with pronounced molasses, faint char, and something floral like honeysuckle, before finishing with some pronounced peppery heat that is noticeable but certainly not harsh. Wow, this is great rum! It would be a missed opportunity to mix this with anything. It’s a unique sipper.
Very smooth without being sweet. Oak/woody smell but not overpowering. All around well balanced rum at a fantastic price.
Aye, as sippin' rums go, this one be fairly decent. She not be a true 18 year-old tho. Trust the Captain on that [wink] She smells sweet with vanilla, caramel, oak, peppery spices, and just a hint of tobacco. As taste goes, she be a bit drier, not as sweet. The vanilla is still on board, but not so much for the caramel. There be a slight earthy bitterness about her, along with the peppery spices, oak, and a wee bit of tobacco from before. Still, she be fairly smooth and tasty with very little burn goin' down the hatch. Not terribly sweet, not terribly complex, not terribly honest about her age, but she still be a decent rum! arrrgh!
Sattes Bernstein mit Kupfer Reflektionen im Glas.
In der Nase sind die typischen Caroni Düfte von alten Holzmöbel zu erkennen. Diese Möbel stehen aber nicht wie gewohnt in einer alten Autowerkstatt sondern im Wald. Moos, Harz, kandierte Früchte und in Karamell getunkte Blumen liegen in einer der offenen Schubladen. Irgend etwas Liebliches, Elegantes huscht zwischen den Bäumen hindurch.
Am Gaumen warm, weich, lieblich und zart. Karamell tropft aus einem Holzbottich langsam in die Vanillecreme, frisch gemörsertes Kardamom und schwarzer Pfeffer gesellen sich dazu. Frisch gebackene Butter Sablés mit an der Sonne getrockneten tropischen Früchten verschmelzen auf der Zunge.
Im Abgang eine sehr interessante Wendung, Holz und Harz verschwinden und machen einer durchaus lieblichen "Süsse" platz, fast wie ein Sherry Fass finish. Holz und Harz melden sich doch nach einigen Minuten wieder zurück.
Ein durchaus akzeptabler Caroni der ohne Gummi und Diesel Aromen daher kommt, dadurch auch nicht so "dreckig" wirkt. Einige Flaschen sind noch für ca. 100.- auf dem Markt, auch als every day Caroni zu empfehlen. Für Wundernasen, Entdecker und Geniesser. -8
Rich amber with copper reflections in the glass.
In the nose the typical Caroni fragrances of old wooden furniture are visible. But this furniture is not as usual in an old car repair shop but in the forest. Moss, resin, candied fruits and flowers dipped in caramel are in one of the open drawers. Something sweet and elegant scurries through the trees.
On the palate warm, soft, lovely and tender. Caramel drips slowly from a wooden tub into the vanilla cream, freshly grated cardamom and black pepper join in. Freshly baked butter sablés with sun-dried tropical fruits melt on the tongue.
In the finish a very interesting twist, wood and resin disappear and give way to a very lovely "sweetness", almost like a sherry barrel finish. The wood and resin come back after a few minutes.
A quite acceptable Caroni that comes without rubber and diesel aromas, so it doesn't look so "dirty". Some bottles are still on the market for approx. 100.-, also recommended as every day Caroni. For nosey parker, discoverers and connoisseurs. -8
Fire and thunder! This be an exceptional rum for the price! She smells sweet of vanilla and a hint of somethin' toasty, which I be at a loss to speak on. As for taste, the vanilla disappears like a ghost ship, but in its place there be orange and milk chocolate... but toasty! She be plenty spicy with a hint of cinnamon, too. There be a bit cognac on board, but not 'til the finish, and barely then. This rum be smooth with little burn and worth every penny. Aye, this be a right fine rum, or I be a lubbery Dutchman, which I ain't!
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