2003 Plantation Jamaica 17 Year Old One-Time Limited Edition Rum (700ml)
If you haven’t tried proper Jamaican rum before, then start here. This all-natural offering from Plantation promises a great example of what Jamaica does best: A high ester, high strength combination of intense fruit plus a little 'funk', rounded off by secondary notes from Ferrand's double maturation. Molasses based and produced at Jamaica's Clarendon Distillery in a Double Retort Vendome Pot Still, it was tropically aged for 16 years in 200 litre Bourbon casks followed by a twelve month period in 350 litre Ferrand x-cognac casks. The final ester count was 422 g/hL AA , with the outturn totalling 29 casks.
Notes from Plantation... Pronounced fresh, fruity and encaustic notes mixed with passion fruit and green banana, elegant woody notes, prune, vanilla with bitter almond and fresh fig. Palate : Dry and long with mango, candied fruit, date and prune finishing on floral notes. Finish : Pepper, red berry ending on vanilla and banana flambee. A great sipping rum. 49.5% Alc./Vol.