Plantation Rum Grande Reserve Barbados 5 year old
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Grande Réserve is a blend of different rums from Barbados, matured in Bourbon casks in the Caribbean and then for one year in the southwest France, in old French oak barrels. Complex and well-balanced notes of ripe tropical fruits and vanilla, evolving to delicate hints of white peach and coconut. The double ageing creates a first wave of tropical candied fruits leading to voluptuous bourbon vanilla notes, whose richness is perfectly balanced by the fresh fruits and delicate tannins of the second wave.
This tawny rum offers a mellow brown sugar aroma. The exceedingly smooth palate opens with plenty of creamy vanilla, plus hints of toasted marshmallow and vanilla wafers, winding into a long finish tinged with espresso and allspice. Aged for a minimum of five years in ex-Bourbon casks in Barbados, then shipped to the Cognac region to mature in Pierre Ferrand Cognac casks.