Plantation Barbados XO Single Cask 2019
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  • cinnamon
  • biscuit
  • vanilla
  • exotic fruit
  • honeysuckle
  • orange zest
  • coffee
  • nutty
  • spicy

Plantation

Barbados XO Single Cask 2019 (0.75l, 48%)
Price $61.99

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A rare triple-wood offering of premium Plantation Rum using rare and exotic Amburana casks.

Plantation Rum is owned by French Cognac producer Maison Ferrand, who control no less than a dozen major brands of premium Spirits and Liqueurs. Ferrand is all about quality — and you can taste it. Plantation Rum is their top shelf Rum label. And mighty good stuff it is, too. They offer a variety of Rums from the Caribbean. Depending on the specific actual plantation and the country of origin, the Rums can vary between soft and aromatic to light and elegant — each one showing the experienced influence of Maison Ferrand.

Plantation Barbados XO Single Cask was released in 2019, but a few extra cases became available and we snapped them up for you. Ferrand calls this one an XO, and in this case that means that after distillation from molasses in a pot and column stills and initial aging in Barbados, it was sent to France to age an additional year in ex-Cognac casks. Then it was transferred to rare and potent South American Amburana casks for another six months and bottled at 48% ABV. It is a strong and floral dram with a palate of pastries and fruits.

Smartass Corner:
The Amburana is a tree — officially in the legume family — native to South America. It’s a rare species, but the wood is gaining popularity for barrel-making because it delivers an exotic spiciness and complexity to the Spirit. Some think the profile is like a cinnamon pastry.
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Appearance / Color
Crystalline Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The fragrance is remarkably complex with notes of cinnamon cream, phyllo pastries, vanilla, exotic fruits, honeysuckle, orange zest, and a back shot of espresso.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is equally interesting with warm roasted nuts — almond and pecan — mango, plantain, milk chocolate, and baking spices.

Finish
The finish is long, rich, and lightly sweet.
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  • cinnamon
  • biscuit
  • vanilla
  • exotic fruit
  • honeysuckle
  • orange zest
  • coffee
  • nutty
  • spicy
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, but if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof.’
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
Rum is a sugar cane based spirit, primarily made in the Caribbean and Latin America, but you can really find Rum in many corners of the world.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, but if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof.’
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
Rum is a sugar cane based spirit, primarily made in the Caribbean and Latin America, but you can really find Rum in many corners of the world.
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