| Plantation Barbados Grande Reserve 5yrs Rum 750ml|
The Plantation Grande Reserve is one of a number of ultra-premium rums crafted by Cognac Ferrand, each originating from a different port of call in the Caribbean, Central America and South America. The rums are distinctly individual and best illustrate the terroir of their home island. After being matured in their home countries, each is shipped to France and the Cognac Ferrand Estate for further aging.
The Grande Reserve is reminiscent in complexity and depth of flavor to a superior Cognac or Armagnac. It has a amber hue, a satiny textured body and a captivating vanilla, spice and fruit bouquet. The warming entry fills the mouth with the lush flavors of ripe bananas, roasted coconut, caramel and dark chocolate.
Plantation Grande Reserve Barbados is an exceptional example of a premium aged rum product that is surprisingly smooth, complex, and flavorful considering only being aged for a little over 5 years. It is all about starting with a quality distilled product that is aged for 5 years in Bourbon oak barrels in Barbados and then embarking on a journey to Ars France for further aging for several months in oak casks that previously housed the fine cognacs produced by Cognac Ferrand. This double aging is a key step in the process that takes this good rum to the next level. I like to enjoy it neat personally as I find itís complex flavors of buttery vanilla, banana bread, cinnamon, oak, and toasted coconut too refined to mix. But donít get me wrong, it will make great cocktails where you want to highlight the flavors of the rum. It was awarded a Gold Medal at the Rum XP Tasting Competition in April 2011 at the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival. Simply a treasure for the price so be adventurous and add a couple bottles to your collection.
The flagship rum of the Plantation range. A beautifully balanced rum with coconut, vanilla and caramel, and a seductively sweet finish with notes of Cognac from its secondary ageing.
The Plantation Barbados Grande Reserve 5 Year Old Rum is a Bajan rum blend which has been aged for five years in bourbon casks. The rum was transported from Barbados to France to be placed in used Cognac casks to enhance the rum before it was bottled as part of Cognac Ferrandís growing line-up of Plantation Rum.
2 ounces White Rum
2 ounces Dark Rum
1/2 ounce Amaretto
1 ounce Triple Sec
1 ounce Orange Juice
1 ounce Pineapple Juice
Shake together in a cocktail shaker, then strain into a collins glass filled with ice.