PLANTATION XO RUM BARBADOS 20TH ANNIVERSARY
This extraordinary vintage was introduced to mark the 20th anniversary of Maison Ferrand. An assemblage of fine rums 12 – 20 years old, all originating in Barbados, this is a wonderful reflexion of the island itself.
As with the other rums in the Plantation range, this exotic spirit is aged first in its original country, Barbados, and then benefits with further aging and nurturing in Cognac. Resting in casks originally used for Pierre Ferrand cognac, and meticulously nurtured by Cellar Master of Maison Ferrand, a unique expression is achieved using traditional local methods.
“This offers rich caramel, hazelnut and cocoa aromas on the nose. The palate echoes those luscious flavors, but also layers walnut, cocoa powder and hints of orange and grapefruit peel, while allspice warms the finish. Aged first in Barbados, then in ex-Cognac casks at the Ferrand estate in France.” 97 Points Wine Enthusiast
“Pretty rosy amber in the glass. Rich, sweet and pretty bourbon-y oak notes on the nose. Very rich and sweet with brown sugar, caramel, chocolate and coconut flavors bouncing around. Quite long on the finish. Dessert!” 94 Points 2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
Double Gold, 94 Points, Beverage Testing Institute. “A unique blend of Plantation’s oldest reserves. Hints of vanilla, toasted coconut, and oak are present in this wonderfull sipping rum.