The new collection is the fourth Plantation Extrême series of bottlings, which have been selected by master blender Alexandre Gabriel. The “much sought after” releases are made up of “only the best barrels” selected by the Plantation team. The eight rums have been “enhanced” by Plantation’s double aging process, beginning with maturation in Bourbon casks followed by second aging for one year in Ferrand oak casks in France. Each rum’s design comes with a section of a meter-long panoramic artwork that depicts the sea voyage of rum merchants as they transport barrels from the Caribbean to Europe by sailing ships.Category: Extrême Collection – Limited Edition
Origin: Jamaica – Long Pond Distillery
Raw material: Molasses
Fermentation : 3 weeks
Distillation: John Dore double retort pot still
Tropical Ageing: 23,5 years in 200L Bourbon cask,
Continental Ageing: 1,5 years in 270L Ferrand French oak casks
Volatile Compounds: 2040 g/hL AA
Esters : 722 g/hL AA
Dosage : 0 g/L
Cane sugar caramel E150a (% volume) : Between 0% and 0.1%
Nose: Very complex, it starts with camphor and leather, quickly followed by fruity notes with nuts. It evolves to floral notes of iris and geranium with hints of smoke.
Palate: It follows the nose with robust nites of coffee, pineapple, mont, beeswax, cloves, cinnamon, licorice, saffron, cedar, and nougat.