Plantation Rum Trinidad 1999
Plantation Rum // Trinidad & Tobago
This single cask rum was distilled in 1999, aged in used Bourbon barrels, and then further aged at Maison Ferrand in Cognac, France using former Banyuls and sherry casks.
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, Banyuls, and sherry casks
"The copper-colored rum bears a mildly astringent nose that carries caramel, toffee, and orange marmalade aromas from the glass. The rum enters with more bite than the nose suggested, yielding a host of spices including cinnamon, red pepper, white pepper, and allspice. Just past the spice comes a hefty dose of woody tannins and rancio notes suggestive of the fortified wine casks. Following this is a smacking of phenols represented by dry seaweed. Once attuned to the spirit, the palate can pick up the sweeter constituents found on nosing including caramel, toffee, and orange marmalade. The finish is impossibly long and dry despite the perceived sweetness coming across the palate last. The tannins completely coat the mouth and the spices continue to excite as the flavors fade between sips. A delight."