Plantation Barbados 10 Year Sherry Finish Single Cask Rum
This rum from Plantation's "Single Cask" series was distilled at Barbados's West Indies Rum Distillery on both pot and column stills. It was aged for 4 years in bourbon casks at it's home in Barbados, before being moved to France where it aged a further 5.5 years in Ferrand Cognac casks. For most Plantation rums, this would be the end of it, but with the single cask series, there is also a tertiary maturation, in this case for 6 months in Oloroso Sherry casks.
That sherry finish is certainly the star here, with a nose that shows walnut, pipe tobacco, coffee, plum and caramel, evolving towards vanilla, banana and coconut. The palate is rich, with an almost balsamic note, and deep notes of leather, cocoa, undergrowth and pepper, with some nutmeg and mango. The rum is bottled at 49.3% abv.