Review: Plantation Panama 2004 Rum / by Jason Hambrey

11 yrs
From molasses
Distiller Alcoholes Del Istmo (Panama)

This rum was distilled in a column still at the Alcoholes Del Istmo distillery in Panama, then matured for 9 years in ex-bourbon casks in Panama and brought to France for an additional aging of 2 years in ex-cognac casks.

Review (2019)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: N/A

  • Bottling Date: 2015

The nose is oaky, with clove, light orange, toffee, and bright flowers. It’s slightly sour, with lots of ex-bourbon cask nuances. The palate is lightly floral, slightly sweet, and a but thin - a bit light and sweet. The finish is slightly sweet and tannic.

It’s not bad, and quite interesting – I quite like the diversity of rums that Plantation utilizes. They make for great rum tastings, if you have access to a few of them.

Assessment: Recommended.

Value: Average. Not a bad rum purchase.