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Tasty but Not quite on par with the other plantations.
Well, this rum is nothing superior. But also, it doesn't make itself something, it isn't. And yet, it becomes great rum. And great friend. It have very very smooth taste with little sweetness, very simple but understanding palate of taste, rather light and fruity and very pleasant spring smell. And that makes it excellent relaxing sipper. Kick-less, friendly, familiar, soothing. At room temperature diluted with small drip of water, it could accompany you for hours, leaving you relaxed. My favourite blend but soothing sipper. As sipper for common relaxing occasions - excellent. As complex rum for tasting and deep enjoying - hardly no. AS mixer - any drink kill it's perks, especially Cola. So no. take a word from my review and turn another cheek for this friendly fellow.
The title says it all. Hard to believe that you can buy a ‘good’ sipping rum for under $30 (Canadian). Very smooth on it’s own with just a hint of alcohol astringency. At the price there’s no shame in mixing it either if that’s your thing.
I really just started to explore rum so not a lot to compare but this is one you should get at least once! Good taste, nice price and just a good drink overall!
This rum changed me from being a single malt whiskey drinker to a rum sipper. I got my eyes on it in the local liqueurstore and I thought to myself why not try something new and not spend a fortune on a single malt whiskey bottle. For the price it cost i thought if it taste like crap i could use it for cleaning the wounds on my neighbours dog after being attacked by wild cats and dont feel bad about it. After this plantation rum i dont feel the need for expensive whiskey anymore when you can get this so much cheaper. It smells like raisins and banana with an inviting note. The taste is great, sweet and tones of vanilla, raisins and banana. A bit young in taste, 3 years altogether on casks give it a more sharpness to the taste instead of roundness. Although i cannot give more then a 6 because of me being a rookie in the rum world. I need to try more rums first to compare it with, can't give a ten on my first rum. Then i can maybe bring up the score on it.
Sugary caramelly with little scents of vanilla in a nose. Seeeter roasty smokey start with vanilla scents and body. ABVish but not annoying. Softer at end. Not very rich... 20years version is much better...
smell is a bit dull, but the taste and flavor is quite OK
After an escapade with the fantastic El Dorado line, I was doubtful there were rums that could match them (El Dorado) in cost-to-quality. However, I decided to give this Plantation a go because I heard great things about its more expensive counterparts, and am happy that I did!
As far as the taste goes, it's pleasantly light and extremely approachable--much like what Japanese whiskey is to its respective genre. I catch mild hints of lemon, cinnamon and tropical fruits on both the nose and palate. It's very smooth going down. Flavor does dissipate instantly once swallowed, which I find interesting.
Overall, Plantation Grande Reserve is better than the El Dorado 5-Year, and about on par with the 8-Year as the best rum in its price bracket. Great sipper, great mixer, and should appeal to both the experienced and inexperienced rum drinker.
Great rum for the prize. Smooth, tasty exotic fruits (mostly citruses). Light vanilla ending.
Overwelming sweetness in the nose, a bit too much actually, which runs right into the taste and finish. All in all a good sweeter rum especially for the price. Personally I like some more character in a rum, but that would be a bit too much to ask from an only 5 year old rum, I guess.
I like this rum, it is easy on the pallet and not to rough. Works both as sipping and as mixed. This is a rum you can have a little sip of everyday and not get to bored. If you are looking to get amazed and have you socks blown off, this is not it. For that you need to step it up a bit.
Smells wrong. The smell bites like a nail polish remover. Tastes like too many things. Cinnamon, apple, pineapple, and something bitter? I don’t mix, so not sure what to do with this. It also weirdly bites the tongue, not as if it was alcohol, but an old liquid.
I have got Plantation Barbados Grande Reserve as a gift from my teammates and it was probably one of worst rums I have drunk yet, flavour seems OK, but taste is horrible, I can not detect fruits because taste is very peppery, I really do not like it.
Nyanserad, kryddig smak med fatkaraktär, smaker vanilj arrak
If they did not tell me on the label, I would not know this to be a Barbados rum. The sweetening and the cogac casking hides its identity, as usual, and makes it bland and sugary. Yuck.
I remember very strong apple and cinannmon flavour..not good.
Very good rum for the price. Smooth, light and tasty, close but not has good as Plantation XO 20th Anniversary.
Rum má zajímavou vůni, kterou jsem nebyl schopen přiřadit. Chuť je výrazně sladká v závěru je hodně patrné koření.
This was the first plantation rum I ever purchased...and I was very impressed. Tasty and mild as how I would describe it. No complaints.
For the price this is one of the best rums on the market. Not one for the purests. But it really is a lovely rum. Heavy on the malasis but smooth as at the same time. If you just want to go home have a nice glass of rum with a cheep cigar this is the one.
Light, not complex good sipper, light golden colour, good price value, smells kind fruity, good aftertaste nice rum for thè price as expected from plantation. Great mixer for cocktails too. But also good to sip when u like light and not too complex rum! I like it!
A lot of rum for the price you pay. Plantation is a great rum, nothing fancy but just the right sweetness and smoothness. Buy two bottles while your at it, because it will disappear quicker than you’d expect.
One of the better rums that I've tasted that are not super spiced or dark. Maybe I buy a one bottle more, and who knows, maybe I change my mind and raise this a one rank up. In any case, this rum left a good impression.
Nice colour, pleasant aroma and a taste that makes his my everyday rum while I save the XO for special occations.