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Plantation XO 20th Anniversary rum is a combination of pot-stilled and column-stilled Barbadian rums that are initially aged in the Caribbean in ex-bourbon casks for 12-20 years. They are then transported to France for a second 12-18 months aging in small French oak casks.
The first bottle of Plantation XO 20th Anniversary was created for the head of Cognac Ferrand Estate Alexandre Gabriel to honor his 20th year running the company. This special gift has resulted in the bottling we see today.
Nice sweet summer rum, light and pleasant, but a little bit too sweet as for me. Nice notes of coconut and tropical fruits beautifully combined with gentle oakiness. A good sipping choice.
Nose: Light, creamy, coconut notes, vanilla, fruitiness (apricots, lychees), toffee, white chocolate
Palate: Sweet, hint of ginger, vanilla butterscotch, apricots, melon, a bit of oak
Finish: Short, sweet, slightly nutty and oaky, orange zest, coconut water
Very uplevel sipping rum,blended in the Cognac region in France and finished in small oak french barrels, this a smooth and elgant rum.
Plantation has really out-done themselves here; near-perfection at a modest price. Smooth as silk, the right sweetness for a high-end rum, complexities galore. You'd be crazy to use this for mixing - drink neat or with a single ice cube. A great rum experience.
Easy drinking rum. Nice fruity nose but that hint of coconut truly makes this one a winner. I would have rated it a nine or ten if it were a little smoother.
Nice, sweet and rather lightly aged rum with a hint of coconut fat. If I think about the caribbean, this rum comes always up to my mind.
Simplement le meilleur!
Simply the best!
C'est le meilleur rhum de la gamme plantation (les autres se ressemblent un peu tous.) Vraiment bon ! Surtout ne pas mélanger !
I like this best out of all the Plantation rums I've had so far. A great taste and the bottle reminds me of Vizcaya, another of my favorites.
Love this bottle not to sweet