tanstaafl2 Posted April 7, 2017 Share Posted April 7, 2017 33 minutes ago, Charlutz said: I am new in my rum journey and with a few tips from Bruce started with Appleton 12 (I didn't know my grandfather at all, but my father said he always drank Appleton) and Mt. Gay XO. Today I used a $10 off $40 coupon at TW to get a 10 yo 2001 Plantation for $40 plus tax. Passed up (for now): RL Seale 10 for $24 Doorly XO for $18 Doorly 8 for $20 Doorly 12 for $25 Plantation OFTD (1L) for $46 Hope I did well. I'm still a fledgling rum drinker so comments are welcome! I believe Plantation readily notes that they use something a bit like the caramel and boisé used in many big house cognacs to intensify color, sweetness, and texture (Plantation is owned by a cognac company, Ferrand, after all!). That isn't necessarily always a bad thing and they are at least up front about it, unlike many rum producers. They also tend to finish many of their rums in cognac casks as well so some of the sweetness could be a bit more from those barrels. No idea where Planatation gets there island specific rums but in the case of Barbados but it might well be the West Indies Rum Distillery. Cockspur is one of their more common brands. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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