Review: Plantation Barbados 5 Year Old Rum / by Jason Hambrey

3-4 Yrs Ex-Bourbon, 1-2 Yrs Ex-Cognac
From molasses
Distiller Unnamed Barbados Distiller

This 5 year old rum is aged for 3-4 Yrs in Barbados in ex-bourbon casks before being aged additionally in France for 1-2 Years in Ex-Cognac casks from Pierre Ferrand. The rum is distilled using a column and a pot still.

Review (2019)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: N/A

  • Bottling Date: 2017

This is quite nice - light orange, oak, toffee, coconut, butterscotch, spice, oak, and light tannins - it’s blended together very well. The palate continues, with a nice thread of vanilla, mixed roased nuts, and slight acidity. This is very, very drinkable – it might be a leader for a casual rum for me, especially given the price and the fact that it’s not too sweet. The finish is lightly spicy and oak.

Assessment: Recommended.

Value: High, at 37$.