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"Whisky-Distilleries (blind) Tasting Sessions"

Barbados Plantation extra old

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Plantation Extra Old, 20 anniversary

No age statement
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Cognac Ferrand
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links & average quote
WDTSRum_2013_02 86/100

Tasting detail data

Highest rate 96/100
Lowest rate 65/100
Difference 31
Average 86,09


Total number of tasters 11
Excellent 4
Very good 3
Good 2
Medium 1
Bad 1
Barbade plantation

Amber beautiful dress, very bright, orange highlights.

The nose is elegant, fine and delicious with notes of tropical fruits (coconut, ripe banana, candied fruit) and caramel. is finely woody & caramelized (soft caramel), with a nice hint of vanilla and toasted spices (almonds).

the attack is supple and delicate / creamy, fruity always that which grows on a caramel background and woody with a hint of smoke. quite rich and interesting palate, complex.

a final owl develops these exotic fruits, well-rounded and caramelized (see Bates) + sweet spices / leather / nuts (walnuts)

red gold
medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, 3/4 sweet / 1/4 dry profile, cooked fruits, meaty, stable flavors, organically grown grass (so with lots of different herbs and plants), freshness (kind of spearmint chewing gum)
medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, sweetness dominates without becoming cloying because countered by a touch of dryness, a real highly drinkable treat (sorry, I did not want to spoil my fun trying to analyse the flavors)


Color: Mahogany
The nose is discreet, or rather extremely subtle. Very slight spicy provide immense pleasure. Here's a extremely refined rum , revealing touches of cocoa and some fruity notes, still subtle.
If the remainder is of the same ilk, here is the fun bottle ...
On the palate, the first impression prolongs perfectly the nose. However, a little too sweet to be complex and spices are also very discreet here. Pleasant mouth, but set back from the nose.
The finish is exceptionally long. Spices come back. However, use this rum in small quantities to avoid nausea after a while due to the presence of sugar in the run.

Nose: Immediately some pastry touches (pie nuts / honey, almonds, candied orange and butter) and lemon to balance the sweet indulgence of the first nose. It is very well made and uniform opening is not detrimental (coconut is even grafted on later). A very balanced and really tempting nose.

Taste: It's oily, powerful but aggressive alcoholic with coconut, honey and nuts. It was also orange. It is very fine and one almost regrets that it is not a bit more exuberant.

Final: Sweet but extends well on orange and walnuts. Lemon also appears at the end.

Comment: The balance is perfect for that sweet but not syrupy rum, pastry and so very surprising enough honeyed. A little indulgence just waiting to be served again. Regrettably a final slightly shortened. For lovers of dense and sweet rum.

Nose: Coconut, fruits.

Taste: Coconut, fruits.

Final: Many coconut, bounty.

Comments: Very nice although a little on the monolithic side of coconut and bounty. I love this style!


“Oh my! I love the way this rum tastes”
This dram has a mahogany-like color.

Nose (86): (5)more than average. sugar cane, vanilla, spices, toffee, citrus.

Taste (89): smooth, powerful. sugar, sugar cane, floral, vanilla, spices.

Finish (89): (5)longer than average. brown sugar, spices.


Colour: Amber
Nose: fairly light at first glance, it is melted on autumnal fragrances of ripe fruit (cape gooseberry) with a quite surprising and interesting waxy, buttered side, it smells old, there is even a side a little overripe, rather greedy, pastry, marzipan. Alcohol is well integrated
Palate: Supple and fruity exotic, physalis detected at the nose along with exotic fruits, delicious and very nice, there are also the buttery notes, beautiful expression, but lacks a bit of power and length (which cost him a few points )

Nose: initially quite discreet and opens onto the caramel and sugar candy. It develops on the vanilla, coffee and mint to become oily and very greedy

The attack is intense, sweet caramel and the mint. It is complex with a beautiful texture. Vanilla is present and some fresh fruit. It's very nice. The finish is a little dry, but offset by the greedy and fat side.

Nose: varnish, glue tape, almost too ripe banana. Fairly balanced. Very nice and changing to a certain complexity at aerartaion. Caramel. Coconut.
Mouth: beautiful silky texture, sweet but not too much. Especially on vanilla, banana, coconut. Indolent.
Final average over the banana flambe
Conclusion: a good rum, very balanced and pleasant, may be just a little less complex in the mouth to fully convince amateurs.

Nose: too monolithic, basic, a "bottom of barrel" side, coconut

Taste: coconut, sugar cane

Final: as the rest

The coconut and not much else, unfortunately.

Colour: Tawny.
Nose: By the nose, I can predict that it's another sticky and weak one that we have here. All on the usual soft spices (cinnamon galore), and some heavy and heady sweetish notes. Sweeter than a cup of hot chocolate with melting marshmallows (great stuff, but not for the aperitif or after lunch!). And heavy varnish.
Mouth: Indeed, this is cloying and lacks oomph. After a weak attack, some chemical flavoured tangerine juice jumps to the foreground along with some coffee liqueur (Kahlua). Tastes like some over-sugared Drambuie. Thick, cloying, and nearly sickening. Not what I’m expecting from something called "spirit", anyhow.
Finish: Nothing to add. Except that we have additional tannins now.
Comment: I can understand some people enjoy these kind of flavoured and sweetish beverage. In France, we would call that "liqueur pour dame". I bet you won't enjoy this if you're interested in spirit, which is supposed to wake up your taste buds, not to stick them under tons of flavoured syrup. Sorry, but a coke would be more enjoyable.

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