Plantation Extrême No. 3 Jamaica ITP 1996
Plantation // Jamaica
This is one of two bottlings released for Plantation's Extrême No. 3 Collection. Both bottlings were distilled in Jamaica at the famed Long Pond Distillery in 1996. The distillery offers different styles, or marques of rums which range from lightest to most intense. This ITP bottling offers an ester rate of 386g/hlap and is said to have "notes of very ripe tropical fruit." It aged for the first 21 years in Jamaica in former bourbon barrels then for its final year in France in Ferrand casks. Bottled at cask strength.
Aged RumRum that is aged, but no specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for length of aging, but will often carry an age statement (which should be taken with a grain of salt). Often thought of as "sipping rums".
Cask Typeex-bourbon and ex-cognac
"French oak, berries, and blossoming flowers combine for a nose at first reminiscent of a cognac, shifting into the sweltering esters and ripe fruits you'd expect from this type of rum. A booming palate follows, fiery and bold with every flavor resonating: cinnamon, baking spices, oak, molasses, a smorgasbord of tropical fruits. A long finish is replete with rich, syrupy berries, cane sugar, incense, and a lovely, lingering full-body warmth."