A real house favourite here at Fine Drams, we have been anxiously trying to get our hands on a few bottles, and are delighted to be able to offer it. This superb rum takes its name from Charles Dickens’s Pickwick Papers, in which a one Reverend Stiggins preferred libation is “pineapple rum”. Whilst flavoured rums has a poor reputation, but this is an exception, with it being a tradition that dates back to the 19th century. David Wondrich (alongside Plantation founder Alexandre Gabriel), cocktail historian par excellence, used 1824 English Journal of Patent and Inventions and the 1844 Journal of Agricultural Society to recreate this superb spirit. This rendition of the classic theme is made using the very highest quality Queen Victoria pineapples. These are infused with Plantation’s classic and excellent Original Dark Rum for three months, whilst the rinds of the pineapple (where the essential oils of the fruit are mostly found) are steeped in rum, which is then distilled again to create a concentrated pineapple essence, bright and fruity. A truly superb rum, which adds a fantastic tropical note to cocktails, whilst also perfect when sipped neat.