Review: Plantation Guatemala & Belize Gran Anejo Rum / by Jason Hambrey

about 4-7 yrs
From molasses
Distiller Unnamed Guatemala and Belize Distiller

This rum is based on a blend of column still rums from Guatemala and Belize. The Guatemalan component is aged for 3 years in ex-bourbon casks, while the Belize component is aged 4-7 years in ex-bourbon casks. The rums are then matured for another year in France in ex-cognac casks.

Review (2019)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: N/A

  • Bottling Date: 2017

This is a nice, rich nose – spicy, sweet, and oaky. There is some tobacco, oak, and a rich Jamaican-style estery note. Spicy, again. The palate is sweet and oaky, with a really nice blueberry note. The finish is sweet and fruity with lots of orange and a nice balance of fruit and oak. Relative to the Plantation rums I have tried, this is heavier and more in the style of a rich rum from the former French colonies.

Assessment: Highly Recommended.

Value: Great, at around $50 CAD.