Plantation 5 Year Old Barbados Rum (750ml)

SKU #1343608 94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This tawny rum offers a mellow brown sugar aroma. The exceedingly smooth palate opens with plenty of creamy vanilla, plus hints of toasted marshmallow and vanilla wafers, winding into a long finish tinged with espresso and allspice. Aged for a minimum of five years in ex-Bourbon casks in Barbados, then shipped to the Cognac region to mature in Pierre Ferrand Cognac casks. *Best Buy* (KN) Inner quote mark (6/2019)

K&L Notes

In 1989 Alexander Gabriel discovered Maison Ferrand, one of the oldest spirit brands in the Cognac region. Traveling and following his passion, soon Alexandre Gabriel created a dedicated distribution network of equally passionate partners. The 1990s see Alexandre Gabriel combing the Caribbean in search of the best rums of the region. Plantation is artisanal range of rums from the great terroirs of the tropics. Today, President and Owner of Maison Ferrand, Alexandre Gabriel has won praise across the category and industry. Focusing on three major spirits that represent the passion and vision of Maison Ferrand: Ferrand Grande Champagne Cognac, Artisanal Citadelle Gin, and Plantation “Grands Terroirs.” All are authentic spirits that express the individual terroirs that made them. From the distillery: "A blended rum from Barbados, Plantation Grande Réserve is first aged in Bourbon casks in the tropical climate of Barbados then sent to Pierre Ferrand where their small oak barrels further nurture the aging process at Château de Bonbonnet in France." 91 points Beverage Testing Institute: "Bright golden amber color. Aromas of brown sugar caramelized plantain, sweet tobacco, vanilla bean, and hazelnut with a satiny, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length caramelized mango, milk chocolate, rich caramel, and tack room finish. A sweet and nutty rum with for crowd-pleasing cocktails and effortless sipping. *Gold Medal, Best Buy*" (03/2018)

Price: $22.99

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