Plantation 5yr Barbados Rum
American oak barrels play host to this rum where it ages for three to four years. Next, a woody and nutmeg palette is drawn out in Ferrand French oak casks as the rum continues to mature for one to two years. The result is a subtle and tropical Barbadian style rum, excellent for aperitifs or classic cocktails like the Mai Tai.
The opening nosing round is all about baking shop fragrances, but also pipe tobacco, toasted marshmallow; secondary whiffs after further aeration discover bacon fat, black raisin, prune.
Entry is bittersweet, roasted; mid-palate is engagingly toasty, nearly fruity, as in baked orchard fruits, and resiny. Finishes medium long, chocolaty.
Fermentation: 3-4 days
Distillation: Twin Column, Pot Still
Tropical Aging: 3-4 years in Bourbon casks
Continental Aging: 1-2 years in Ferrand casks