Another top notch single vintage, single origin rum from Plantation.
As ever with Plantation, there is a wealth of information available for the keen rum drinker.
Distilled at the Panamanian Alcoholes del Istmo distillery, this 2006 vintage rum has been made with a base of molasses. The molasses have been fermented for between two to three days, before being distilled in a four column still. The spirit has then been aged for 13 years, with the first ten coming in Bourbon casks in Panama, the next two in former Ferrand Cognac casks in France, and the final year spent finishing in a Muscat cask.
The result is a rum rich in nutty, floral flavours, with notes of coconut, hazelnut, almond, white chocolate macadamias, rose petals, red apples, bergamot, peaches, chocolate, cinnamon, pepper, sweet oak, juicy grapes, cracked black pepper and crisp melon.
This rum displays 139 grams of volatile substances per hectolitre and 36 grams of esters per hectolitre, meaning it is not particularly funky. The rum has been dosed with 12 grams of sugar per litre.
Great work again from Maison Ferrand and Plantation.