Plantation Australia 2007 Limited Edition 14 Year Rum
Australia has been producing sugarcane eau-de-vie for nearly 150 years, earning its rightful place on the world rum map. Distilled in pot stills, Plantation Australia 2007’s great aromatic complexity owes its personality to the particular yeasts used during fermentation. The spirit is first fermented for 12 days with Schizosaccharomyces pombe, a very rare yeast in the world of rum, and dunders. It is then followed by a three-day fermentation with Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Distilled in 2007, Plantation Australia was first aged for 13 years in ex-bourbon barrels in the cellars of Beenleigh Artisan Distillery. The 21 barrels selected then made the sea voyage to Javrezac, in the Charente region of France, where the rum was aged for an additional year in Maison Ferrand French oak casks. Its assertive personality perfectly reflects the richness of the Australian terroir and the savoir-faire of the makers at Beenleigh Artisan Distillery. was then treated to an additional one-year ageing period in Javrezac, in France’s Charente region, in 400-liter French oak barrels from Maison Ferrand.
The nose opens with stone fruits such as peach, apricot with hints of fresh vanilla, coconut, raisins and floral notes of iris and lilac. On the palate: cooked fruits and citrus oils with hints of smooth cacao. Exotic fruit leads on the finish with notes of vanilla and a hint of wood. Bottled at 49.3% abv.