Full Review

Plantation

Plantation
20th Anniversary XO Rum

Category: Rum (Aged more than 3 Years)

Date Tasted:
Country: Barbados
Alcohol: 40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$55

Plantation
20th Anniversary XO Rum

Category: Rum (Aged more than 3 Years)

Date Tasted:
Country: Barbados
Alcohol: 40%
Dark golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of freshly baked cinnamon roll, hazelnut, cashew, and tonka bean, candied orange, and coconut cream with a round, dryish medium body and a long finish displaying touches of sweet grass and sweet mint, tonka bean, vanilla salt water taffy, cinnamon and sugar roast nuts, and black walnut. Quietly excellent, this Rum is made for the more contemplative sort; please use in elegant cocktails or as a fine Scotch substitute.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: freshly baked cinnamon roll, hazelnut, cashew, and tonka bean, candied orange, and coconut cream
Taste Flavor: sweet grass and sweet mint, tonka bean, vanilla salt water taffy, cinnamon and sugar roast nuts, and black walnut
Smoothness Smoothness:
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Cuba Libre, Daiquiri Natural, Dark & Stormy
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Quietly excellent, this Rum is made for the more contemplative sort; please use in elegant cocktails or as a fine Scotch substitute.

The Producer or Importer

Cognac Ferrand USA

The Producer or  Importer
44 Woodstone Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
USA
1 978-771-9234

Their Portfolio

BR Canerock Spiced Rum 40% (Jamaica) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Canerock Spiced Rum 40% (Jamaica) $34.00.
95 Plantation 20th Anniversary XO Extra Old Aged Rum 40% (Barbados) $59.00.
96 Plantation Isle Of Fiji Rum 40% (Fiji) $24.00.
89 Plantation 5 Year Aged Rum 40% (Barbados) $24.00.
95 Plantation Original Dark Double Aged Rum 40% (Barbados) $21.00.
93 Plantation Xaymaca Special Dry Rum 43% (Jamaica) $24.00.
94 Plantation Stiggins’ Fancy Pineapple Rum 40% (France) $34.00.
93 Plantation 3 Stars Silver Rum 41.2% (Barbados) $19.00.
93 Plantation Original Dark Double Aged Rum 40% (Barbados) $19.00.
90 Plantation Stiggins’ Fancy Pineapple Rum 40% (Barbados) $24.00.
94 Plantation Isle Of Fiji Double Barrel Rum 40% (Fiji) $24.00.
89 Plantation Xaymaca Special Dry Rum 43% (Jamaica) $22.00.
93 Plantation 20th Anniversary XO Rum 40% (Barbados) $55.00.
92 Plantation Barbados 5 Year Aged Rum 40% (Barbados) $25.00.
88 Stade’s Rum Beach Vat N°1 White Rum 43% (Barbados) $25.00.
90 Stade’s Rum Bond N°8 Rum 43% (Barbados) $25.00.
93 Stade’s Rum Bond No. 8 Rum 43% (Barbados) $24.00.

Rum Aged more than 3 Years

Añejo and Age-Dated Rums are aged Rums from different vintages or batches that are mixed together to insure a continuity of flavor in brands of Rum from year to year. Some aged Rums will give age statements stating the youngest Rum in the blend (e.g., 10-year-old Rum contains a blend of Rums that are at least 10 years old). A small number of French island Rums are Vintage Dated.