Review: Plantation Trinidad 2003 Rum / by Jason Hambrey

14 yrs
From molasses
Distiller Unnamed (Trinidad)

This rum isn’t on the plantation site, so I don’t know much about it. But, as with the other Plantation rums- I’d guess that it spent a number of years in ex-bourbon casks in Trinidad and then was finished in ex-cognac casks in France.

Review (2019)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: N/A

  • Bottling Date: 2017

Not bad! The nose has caramel, molasses, dried fruit, honey, oak - lightly sweet. The palate is sweet, dry, spicy, earthy - very enjoyable and not too sweet. Lots on the finish - molasses, tannin, orange. Very pleasant! It’s not much like a standard sweet, commercial rum -this is much more vibrant, rich, and not as sweet. It’s nice to see rums like this make their way to Ontario/Quebec. It’s hard to get much diversity in rum in Canada.

Assessment: Recommended. Towards the bottom of the category, but in the category.

Value: Not bad at $50. A bit higher proof would help.