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Not sure if the product was changed when they changed the label but comparing the ratings would suggest this is a superior product. At the time of my rating this bottling was an 8.1 but does not in my opinion live up to that lofty standard. This is a good middle of the road rum that is a little less sweet. I like the aged parchment label and the fact they chose to cork it so when I found it while travelling I could pop the opened bottle in my luggage. Solid if unremarkable performer.

I'd heard a lot about Plantation rums. They seemed legendary. I usually research rums a bit before I buy them in the store, but the reputation of the company led the charge for this impulse buy. Not a great idea on my part. This rum is sweet--cloyingly so. Whatever cocktail you use it in can easily have the amount of simple syrup reduced as an offset. The aroma is distinctly overripe bananas. That pretty much sums up this rum--cloyingly sweet, with a hint of overripe bananas. It makes a passable rum Old Fashioned, and it's not unpleasant in Coke. I cringed and had to force myself to finish the glass when I tried it neat. It's a mixer only.

If you're familiar with Plantation, you know what your getting here: an exceptionally blended and carefully aged rum, with some tropical aging and an ex-Cognac barrel finish with some "dosage", beautifully bottled and brought to market at an impressive value.

Though there's little in common, I like to think of this bottle as "OFTD, Jr." It's a blend from Trinidad and Jamaica (vs. OFTD's Jamaica, Guyana, and Barbados), has been brought down to a friendly 40% (vs. 69%), and dosed with a liberal amount of sugar (OFTD not so much). But beyond that, the flavor profiles are strikingly similar—both are warm and spicy, with no hint of cheap alcohol aroma. Like all Plantation rums (even their "bar classics"), it's rather delicious on its own—especially if you don't mind sweet.

This is a fine rum to stock your bar with, and mix drinks in large quantities for your friends. It's not for subtlety or showing off, but it will deliver in spades against any other rum in its price bracket. Highly recommended.


Well I'll tell that I went to one of their tastings in my city, Montreal. Goes well with burgers and the munchies. It's rough but you get the hang of it . Goes very well with some cocktails but most of all it's a nice addition to your cabinet

I loved this taste. Great rum!!

I like this rum for only $18.99 (Total Wines & More, 2017 price).

Smells and tastes of charred oak, spice, caramel, and maybe a hint of cognac. Not sweet.

Decent, though I prefer slightly sweeter rums.

I can see where they were trying to ge here. We felt that it wasn't very smooth in flavor or burn. Some felt that it had an odd plastic taste to it. Overall, we didn't enjoy it neat or on the rocks. It's a mixer.

This is another great plantation rum! And it costs less then a Captain Morgan! But this one you can enjoy as a sipper. A CM you can't drink without coke, at least the cheaper ones. And if you want to mix it you will never go back to rums like CM. The smell is smooth full of arrak, vanilla and banana. It have a quite oaky sweet taste of vanilla, arrak, rumraisins and banana. I have a feeling that a bottle of plantation original dark will always be in my cabinet. A cold winterday blend this with hot chocolate and some whipped cream on top and you will be amazed! Go and buy now, a must have!


If you like Capitan Morgan Spiced Black or any Spiced Rum!... like a Pirate or a Computer Pirate :) you will love it much! Taste is more like dark! its mix of old ship mixed with deadly crew :D Drink to that! Best Regards computer pirate:)

Ότι λέει ο τίτλος ...... Αναπάντεχα καλό ......... Μπαίνει στα αγαπημένα μου και για την πολύ καλή σχέση ποιότητας τιμής .......

A sweet, oaky pleasure. Perfect for sipping, hints of banana, cherry, and Oak. This is a staple of my rum collection, I always have it on my bar.

Ce rhum a beaucoup de gout le coté bourbon prend légerement le dessus donnant un coté sucre en fin de bouche avec des notes de reglisses et de leger fumer.bon rapport qualite prix.20e chez un caviste à le conseille aux amateurs et debutants.note 7.8.

Un muy buen ron. Levemente dulce, con toques afrutados, y un final ahumado. Lo tomé solo y en las rocas. Debe ser excelente en cocteles. Super recomendado.

Super bon rum. Qui ce boit très bien sûr glace. Pas trop sucré

It's beautiful in cocktails. Has some good funk to it.

Finally a plantation rum that I appreciate and love the flavour is complex and amazing aftertones aswell, very nice to drink on the rocks and would definitely buy a couple of bottles of my favourite decent mid priced sipping rums delicous

Smooth. Well balanced blend of fruits and spices, with a nice smokey finish. Considering the price point, this is a fantastic rum. I will very much enjoy this as a sipping rum.


Nice bronze color. On the nose are notes of exotic fruits with banana and spices with a light smoky side. In the mouth, it is very sweet, not very long. An excellent rum for cocktails.