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Plantation 5 Year Old Barbados

(70cl, 40%)

Plantation 5 Year Old Barbados

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Plantation 5yo Barbados Bottling Note

This is a 5 year old Barbados rum from the Plantation range, aged in bourbon barrels before being transported to Cognac Ferrand in France for a finish in Cognac casks! Very good indeed...

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Calves leather and caramel. Hints of cinnamon and dried coconut, a little vanilla too. Dried banana develops...

Palate: Surprisingly sweet palate entry, with molasses and hints of leather to the fore, alongside orange rind and salted butter. Allspice.

Finish: Becomes very sweet on the finish. A bevy of fiery spices appear on the tail.

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Plantation 5 Year Old Barbados Reviews

Delicious Libation For Those That Know

On its own, or gently covered (equal measures) with a Diet Coke or Fever Tree Ginger Ale, Plantation 5 Year Old Barbados Grande Reserve is well worthy of note. It stands its ground when first approached, and once its warmth and smoothness has caressed your lucky throat and taste buds, it should be welcomed with open arms. I shall make sure there is always a bottle of this master-of-all-occasions in my drinks cave (and a spare to replace the last drop).

7th July 2020

The first plantation I ever tried and I never looked back

It's well worth the price tag and I would point anyone after a distinct flavour profile and quality tibble in its direction as a start off.

11th June 2020

Very nice, quite sweet

Nose is very caramel and coconut. A little banana. Definitely a sweet one.
Initially sweet but mellows to a more spicy, leathery taste. Could be a nice match with dessert as it's so sweet.
Finish is sweet and spicy.

26th April 2020

Super smooth

One of the smoothest rums you’ll find. Very sweet, caramel with raisin.
Most enjoyable.

21st March 2020

Great sipping rum for the price!

I’m a big fan! I find that, for my tastes, this is a smooth, sweet sipping rum that doesn’t break the bank.

4th December 2019

Very Smooth and fruity

One of the smoothest Rums I have tasted so far, you can almost forget it is booze ...... which can be dangerous LOL. Hints of Citrus fruits and Pineapple. Absolutely wonderful stuff.

14th April 2019

Wonderful Rum

This is a quality product. Very smooth, sweet, but not overly so, wonderful flavours, and for me it has a slight spicy aftertaste like pepper or chilli. Just a joy to sip on this neat. I am guessing the smoothness comes from the 2nd aging in Cognac barrels in France. A wonderful Rum at a reasonable price.

19th October 2018

Good rum for a good price.

So much caramel, raisins and sweetness. A rum to drink with friends, for a nice evening.

21st June 2018

Nice and balanced... But I'm still new to rums

I am mainly a single malt (and blended scotch) drinker with occasional curiosity about bourbon and rye, cognac, armagnac, tequila, grappa and now rum. I drink spirits neat, from a Glencairn glass and with a drop of water.

I realize that this isn't a high end rum, but also not a mere mixer for melting ice or making long drinks. I saw it locally for under $18 so thought it's worth a try.

I like sweetness in sipping spirits (doesn't mean it should be added), but rums are sweeter than others (sugar or molasses is added, ugh). Could be good after a meal (say, if you had creme brulee, panna cotta or flan for dessert), but not everyone might like this sweetness. I am not into "smoothness", but this rum appears balanced, without youthful harshness or solventy burn. I detect some coconut in addition to just typical rum and cognac notes (vanilla, brown sugar, maple syrup, caramel, etc.) I haven't tried enough rums to know if this is "bad", "typical" or really good. To me it's enjoyable, sippable, but not as interesting as a even a nice basic single malt. One reason I prefer malts is because of some perceived fruity acidity - it really balances out the woody notes and sweetness and depth of maturation - the way you add gremolata (parsley/garlic/lemon) to osso bucco. Even though I enjoy armagnac, bourbon, rye and the like, to me they lack that essential bit of fresh fruitiness that many of the malts have (unless you get into older malts). Must be why lime and mint work so well with rum :)

I could see using this occasionally to take a break from whisky (as Ralfy likes to say "a change is as good as a rest" and all the rest of it ;)

I am looking forward to trying some higher-end rums and also some other styles of rum (rhum agricole, cachaca).

8th March 2018

Magnificent magnificent magnificent

Magnificent, though not perfection, it is better than any mainstream spirit on the market today. Magnificent enough even to whip up a passion for discovering and escaping into a world of seafaring conquest and the ruthless pirates of olde. But that would be only a diversion, because the true magic of this rum is that it is magnificent enough to inspire a life long journey into the infinite pleasure of connoisseurship.

30th December 2017


Love it

13th April 2017

Sweet sweet fine rum

Very sweet, light, buttery. Good value. For me RL Seale 10 year old is still the ultimate glass of rum but this is a good value buy.

18th June 2015

Great starter rum

One of the best places to start your rum-journey.. Quality, Tasteful, Characterfull and Not that expensive.. Enjoy

28th February 2013

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