2002 Plantation Single Cask Trinidad 17 Year Old Rum (700ml)
This column distilled rum was produced at Trinidad Distillers Ltd, matured in bourbon barrels for 13.5 years, then another 3.5 years in Ferrand's barrels followed by an unusual twist which saw it spend its last twelve months in a Tawny Port cask.
Notes from Plantation... Nose : Vanilla and chocolate, cocoa, winy, old cellar, molasses, spices like white pepper and cinnamon. Palate : Pastry-like yet dry with milky, chocolate, honey, coconut and nutty notes, peppery and green tones. Finale : Old Port, cocoa, pollen. 48% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews... The rum is thick in the nose without being intrusive. It combines fruity notes with spice and a light caramel sweetness. Oak resonates. Wine notes are also recognizable. The nose is very successful. No alcohol. On the palate, the rum is smooth. Trinidad makes the start with tropical fruits. Not overripe. Then comes a spicy, woody barrel note with a little sharpness, which releases aromas of berries and a pleasant sweetness that dominates the finish. It is elegant without being boring. The 48% are perfectly integrated and i guess the sugar is helping on that part. The rum ends pleasantly and vanilla oak notes say goodbye from this nice rum. Plantation has created a great rum. The Tawny Port Finish blends perfectly with the Trinidad Rum. The cognac barrel is rather discreetly represented. Clear purchase recommendation, because there is something for everyone. The rum is sweet but as a rum drinker who likes it rather dry I can clearly say that it is not too sweet. - rumratings.com