Plantation Rum Panama 2002
Plantation // Panama
Column-distilled in 2002 and aged ten years in used Bourbon barrels, this rum was subsequently shipped to Cognac, France for additional finishing at Maison Ferrand.
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".
"The nose bears more astringency than one might expect from a ten year-old rum, but the ethanol is attenuated by aromas from the bakery. Once allowed to breathe, aromas are easier to pick out, including green apple, banana, pear and grapefruit peel. Beyond the fruit is caramel, honey and vanilla. Finally, there is a bit of pepper. The rum enters with ample sweetness and spice represented by honey and cinnamon, respectively. Also here is black pepper and caramel, combined with coffee, cocoa, and vanilla. Before long, the palate is coated in a thin layer of oaky tannins that quickly turns bitter. Subsequent sips bring the impression of dark and dried fruits including plum, cherry, and plump raisins. The long finish is dominated by the sweetness and bitter tannins."