2011 Plantation Barbados 9 Year Old One-Time Limited Edition Rum (700ml)

$120. 00 Bottle
$1440.00 Dozen
ABV: 51.1%
Only 24 casks were made of this one-time-only rum, with a fraction of the outturn making it to Australia. A blend of column still and pot still molasses-based rums distilled in 2011 at the West Indies Rum Distillery (est.1893) on Barbados, it was filled into Bourbon casks and aged on site at Brighton Beach for four and a half years. From there it was shipped to Château de Bonbonnet in France – the home of Cognac masters Maison Ferrand – where it spent another four and a half years in their casks gaining further complexity in the cooler European climate. It was finally bottled as a 9 year old at 51.1% with an ester count of 120 g/hL AA.

Notes from Plantation... It opens with woody and spicy notes with cinnamon, pepper and ginger, then it becomes fruitier with raisins, prune and citrus peel with hazelnut and almond in the background. Palate : Gentle at first and very fruity on raisins and walnut, it then becomes stronger and dryer with tons of chocolate, caramel, vanilla and nutmeg with some dried flowers and cooked fruits and citrus peel building up sip after sip. Finish : Long on prunes, nuts, chocolate and pepper.