Plantation Xaymaca Special Dry

Gold Rum

Plantation Rum // Jamaica

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    88
  • Avg. Rating

    3.88
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 4 )

From Plantation Rums comes Plantation Xaymaca Special Dry, an amber 100% Jamaican Pot Still release meant to evoke rums made on the island in the 19th century. It is a blend of rums distilled at Long Pond and Clarendon distilleries using a variety of rum marques -- essentially, different "recipes" each distillery has to produce different styles of rums which range from very light to most intense. The rums are double aged, first in ex-bourbon from 1-3 years in a tropical setting before being sent to France to further age in ex-cognac casks for an additional year. There is zero dosage (no sugar added) before bottling. Xaymaca [za-may-kah] is the original name of Jamaica used by its first inhabitants, the Arawaks.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    43.0
  • Gold Rum
    Rum that is often aged, but can also just have caramel-coloring added to provide color. No specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for aging for most countries with a few exceptions.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon & ex-cognac

Tasting Notes

"The nose on Plantation Xaymaca Special Dry greets you with an intense mix of both sweet and savory--almost animal--aroma. There's a coppery backnote along with toasted sugar, coconut, and orange peel. The amber rum feels medium full on your palate and shows a bit more fruit like banana along with a gentle smoke note in addition to aroma notes. There is some funk to be found but isn't quite a George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic level rum. The price is right for cocktails, but don't be afraid to just add a few (good) ice cubes to your glass and call it a day. Rum heads should run to their local liquor stores to snag a bottle for their home bars. And if you're new to the category and think all rums taste sweet, think again. "

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