To keep us all hooked, Plantation Rum brand has three different ranges of rum: Vintage, Bar Classics and their Signature Blends. If you are a rum lover Plantation will definitely provide you with a range of flavours to explore. Even just writing this article has left me craving a Daiquiri, ideally served on a sunny beach.
Plantation was launched by Maison Ferrand, a drink company based in France. Their portfolio also includes Citadelle Gin, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao, Froggy B Vodka, several Cognacs and other spirits.
The Plantation Signature Blends collection has four elegant, exotic and rich rums. These rums are first aged in tropical Barbados, before they are transferred to France, where the liquor is changed into oak casks previously used for Pierre Ferrand cognac.
The Vintage selection consists of five rums, all from different countries. These rums invite you to make a journey across the Caribbean and to sunny Panama. The selection covers Trinidad, Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados and Panama.
The Bar Classics are created in collaboration with barmen and barwomen around the globe. These rums are ideal for any rum-based cocktail. Choose between white rum (Plantation 3 Stars), dark rum (Plantation Original Dark), pineapple rum or overproof dark rum, which is a whopping 69% ABV! Plantation 3 Stars is a blend of rums from Trinidad (aged two or three years), Barbados (young rum) and Jamaica (old rum).
Plantation Original Dark is a mix of rums from Trinidad, which are aged in American oak before being transferred to France, where they are blended with Jamaican rums aged 15 to 20 years.
Plantation Pineapple is made with Victoria pineapples (which are said to be the best and most expensive in the world!!). Before distillation, the pineapple skins are peeled by hand and infused with Plantation 3 Stars for one week. The pineapple fruit is left in Plantation Original Dark rum for three months. Eventually, these liquids are blended together and left to mature in casks for another three months.
Plantation Pineapple is rum-forward and, to my joy, the pineapple has not made the rum too sweet. Also, no sugar is added to the rum, so all the sugar comes naturally from the pineapple. The final rum has notes of tropical fruit, citrus and subtle smokiness on the nose. The pineapple is stronger on the palate, together with notes of overripe bananas and some spices such as clove. It’s a lovely aromatic rum, perfectly good to be served on its own, but it also makes a killer cocktail. Try it in a Daiquiri or a Planter’s Punch or make a pineapple Mojito.
Plantation Pineapple was originally created only to be shared in good company at Tales of the Cocktail in 2014, but the word spread fast and everyone wanted their share. Now this rum is available everywhere!
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