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Plantation Stiggins Fancy Pineapple Rum (700ml)

$84. 99
$1019.88 Dozen
ABV: 40%
Tasting note: Bright amber-gold / pale straw edges. Fresh-sliced pineapple top note takes centre stage and maintains excellent clarity and lift even after ample air contact. Medium bodied, with upfront ripe pineapple; finish adds gentle acidity achieving an impressive sweet/dry balance. Hints of dried banana and golden syrup evoke rum in the aftertaste, but the key note throughout is pineapple, pineapple and pineapple - in the best possible way. 40% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... not an artificially flavored alcoholic beverage; it's infused with real pineapple rinds. It's a nuanced, delightful sipper, with Trinidad's Plantation Original Dark and Plantation Three Star White as its base spirits, and Queen Victoria pineapples infused therein...Their infusion method, however, is rather modern. The rinds (where essential oils reside) of Queen Victoria pineapples—widely considered the best—are infused with the white and dark rum (separately) for three weeks. The white rum concoction then gets distilled in pot stills, and is married with the dark rum infusion in barrels for three months. The result is entirely tropical, with pronounced pineapple flavor accenting the spiciness of the rum. However, it's not fruity in the way that overly sugary fruit-based cocktails are. It's far more dynamic and of the utmost quality.
- David Graver, Cool Hunting