Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof Rum (700ml)

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Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof Rum (700ml)

Caribbean
$110.00 Bottle
  • ABV 69%

A blend of rums from Barbados, Guyana and Jamaica in the overproof dark style. This replaces Plantation’s 'Original Dark Overproof' Rum which was a Trinidad exclusive.
"O.F.T.D." stands for "Old Fashioned Traditional Dark". In its conception, Alexandre Gabriel, Master Blender for Plantation Rum, brought together six rum luminaries. After many tasting and blending sessions, they formulated a rum ideally suited for use in top-shelf Tiki and tropical cocktails.

Tasting note: Deep topaz, beams from the glass. Super aromatics, with banana fritter, dried mango, dates and molasses up front. Air contact adds pipe tobacco, balsa wood and dark chocolate. Intensely caney / grassy entry followed by raw sugar, liquorice strap, fruit mince pie and all-spice. The alcohol is kept in check. A keenly balanced overproof rum with profound depth and staying power. 69% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... Some of the world’s best rums are being made by a man who cut his teeth on Cognac, Alexandre Gabriel, owner of Maison Ferrand. Not long after reviving that brandy house, Gabriel turned his attention to rum, creating Plantation and endowing it with a Cognac distiller’s sense of balance, elegance and variety. OFTD (Old-Fashioned Traditional Dark), created with input from rum specialists including cocktail historian David Wondrich and tiki expert Martin Cate, is a blockbuster. Earlier Plantation dark rums had relied exclusively on Trinidadian stocks, but OFTD instead blends Jamaican rum’s oily funk with Guyana’s focused intensity and Barbados’s lithe grace—all in a powerhouse package at 138 proof. This is a mixing rum that will stand up to even the stoutest of punches. - www.wineandspiritsmagazine.com