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What can I say, they named it right!!
This is like a deeper, richer, dryer version of the Kaniche XO, which I already thought was a great rum. Everything seems to have been tweaked just a
Bizarre and Excellent!
Rum from Thailand. That's your first indicator that this is gonna be something different! Bright yet earthy aromas, featuring notes of moss, caramel,
Big step up from the Chameleon
Chameleon was a great introduction, but Barrel 216 really ups the ante! The nose is very reminiscent of the Chameleon, but with a delightful sarsapar
Family Reserve Old
The obvious king of blackstrap
This is RICH!! Whoever said the aroma fills a whole room, they're not kidding! It's powerful and just keeps coming! Carries heavy notes of molasses
Lovely for a flavored rum!
UPDATE: This is for the Coconut Shipwreck, if that makes a difference to anyone. I didn't realize they got their own separate listings. This is what
Plantations 20, but with attitude!
This nose is a fun one! Pretty alcoholic at first, but it quickly clears up to reveal oak and cola, before morphing into a smokey brown sugar, similar
It's like Drambuie 15, in dry-ish rum form!!
Picked this up on a whim, and boy am I glad I did! There's spiced honey all over this, on the nose, in the palette, as well as some brown butter and
Per other reviews, I'm genuinely wondering if the bartender gave me the wrong rum...
Aroma has a big lemon hit, nicely underscored by burnt sugar and campfire smoke. The flavor has that typical plantation core with more of that lemon
Hello darkness, my old friend...
This stuff is like the best of EVERYTHING dark!! Aroma carries vanilla, chocolate, coffee, charred wood, licorice and root beer! The taste is not near
Pineapple Stiggin's Fancy
Plantation with yet another ananas-kicker!!
This stuff smells and tastes exactly like the core of a ripe pineapple! It gives you all the flavor of the fruit without the cloying sweetness or sha
Smith and Cross
In spite of what I'm about to say
This smells like jet fuel. This tastes like someone force-fed you caramel and cherries, then threw a pineapple at your face. And the finish is just f
Kirk and Sweeney
What a rum ought to be!
N - Hazelnut, Dark Chocolate, Coffee. Somewhat musty. With time, you get some light caramel and coconut, but the alcohol also seems to become more pro
All it needs to be
I am quickly learning that the fine folks at Plantation never disappoint!! Nose is like cherry cola on steroids, mellowed out by a bit of butterscotch
Syrup on Steroids!
The nose is really boozy, so much so that it would be off-putting if not for all the lovely components in it: dark molasses, brazil nut, some wormwood
Barbados XO 20th Anniversary
This rum is like my first girlfriend...
I really wanted to love this rum, I really, really did! I've been eyeing the Plantation 20 since I first became a rum drinker a few years ago. Planta
Excellent, basic rum!
This one's an instant favorite! Nose has slight notes caramel, along with spices and skins of tropical fruit (pineapple and papaya come to mind.) Much
This is NOT how spiced rum is supposed to work!
Spiced rums are supposed to be dark and brooding, with an excessively vast spice bouquet that works together with a high proof to beat your tastebuds
Middle-of-the-road taste, top-of-the-line quality!
N - Rummy and good. That's about it, which sometimes is all you need! P - Green wood, bubblegum and lots of baking spice! Just a hint of funk. F -
Navy Rum Polynesian 66
What a beast!
I got to try this at a tasting at my local store, and it was really something! First whiff is pretty much straight ethanol. But after just one minu
First cachaca I've tried, and I like it!
Nose has a cool mixture going on; I get vanilla, grass and bourbon-caramel. As far as the taste goes, it actually comes across a lot like a normal st
8 or even 9 for a white!
I had to rate this on the overall spectrum of rum, otherwise it throws off my list. But for white rum, this is awesome!! Smells pretty neutral, only
Dry County Distillery
Different is good!
Very strong notes of cinnamon on the nose, along with some cayanne, toast and cocoa powder. Just a bit of molasses, followed by milk chocolate and mo
Blurring the line between whiskey and rum.
And I like that!! The nose is a lot like Kaniche, just without fruit. That is, brown sugar, smoke, spice. Tastes of sweet brown sugar and dry leathe
3 Stars Artisanal
It's what I should have expected.
This is the first white rum I have tried, so I figured Plantation would be a good way to go. I was surprised to find that this somehow smells and tast
Old timer can't keep up with the youngfolk
For all the grand reviews and all the prestige, this was kind of disappointing. Nose has some oakiness and brown sugar, taste has a sweet woodiness.
Good stuff, but a bit too much
Gingerbread, coffee and caramel on the nose, closely followed by a WHOLE LOT of booziness. Eventually opens up with chocolate and cola. The palate is
Fine, though absolutely worth it's price!
For a cheaper bottle ($15) was a very nice surprise! Very nice nose, with strong notes of banana, vanilla, and burnt caramel, and a little spiciness i
Flor de Cana
Extra Dry 4
Oh what the heck, it's good!
N - The word "pungent" comes to mind, but not in a bad way. Hard to make out much besides sugarcane and ethanol. P - Oddly enough, it tastes like sug
Well, it's there.
Nose - Brown sugar, caramel, and ethanol. Palate - Caramel, custard, and ethanol. Finish - Molasses and...ethanol. I think this one crosses the lin
Weak, but fine.
Smells like toffee and caramel. The taste is pretty watery, but it carries definite notes of caramel and citrus. The finish only lasts a few seconds,
Synthetic tropicality on the cheap.
Smells and tastes like cherries, pineapple, coconut, and mango. However, rather than having the components pop up one at a time, which would actually
Sailor Jerry's felt like one of those rums that I had to try at one point or another, even though I had a hunch it would strike out with me. That said
Cool idea, it just didn't work
The Tanager has a nose of apricot fruit leather, so that's cool! Unfortunately the taste does not follow at all, just coming across like very green,
I prefer rum without the identity crisis...
This is rum made by a tequila company, and it comes out like cognac... I don't understand, and unfortunately don't enjoy it. This smells, tastes, and
Gran Reserva 12-Year
Not my style
This rum caters to a particular taste. If you have it, lovely, if not, you probably won't enjoy it. Sadly, I am one of those who did not enjoy it. The
It's all down hill after you open the bottle...
Nose = Angostura Orange Bitters - cardamom + water Palate: not the right word. Tastes like molasses soaked oranges with a hint of baking spice. Fini
Blanc Coeur de Canne
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