Plantation Rum Barbados 1999
Plantation // Barbados
Plantation Rum acquires high end rums from all over the world, then transports them to France for additional finishing in Cognac casks. This particular expression was distilled in 1999 in Barbados. Although no age statement is provided, sources indicate it’s a minimum of seven years. No distillery is listed, but it’s highly likely that it comes from either the West Indies Rum Distillery (home of Cockspur) or Foursquare.
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".
"Resting in the glass, the rum has a shiny copper hue, with just a hint of orange. The nose is subtle with just a trace of acetone--a signature of Barbados rums. It’s surprisingly lacking the sweet, juicy nose that many Plantations have. The entry is understated and elegant, classic Bajan. There’s a flash of menthol as the finish begins. While the rum does appear to have a bit of sugar (dosage, as Plantation calls it), the sweetness is restrained, including side-by-side with the more readily available Plantation Grande Reserve 5 years."