I think most, if not all, of the Plantations are cognac barrel finished. It is their signature style. But they also tend to have a fair amount of extra sugar added so they tend to be on the sweet side. I like rum, I like cognac cask finishes and I like sugar so not really a problem for me!
I actually wouldn't have thought that I would like any spirit that is quite so sweet, yet my friends and I took to it right away. There is an almost butterscotch quality to it that we all really dug and even my wife liked it, though she turned it into a hot buttered rum drink with premium French vanilla ice cream that was awesome.
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