Aged: No age statement
Product of: France
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From the Diamond Distillery on the west coast of Guyana’s Demerara River, this rum was distilled in 1999 using a small traditional copper still and aged in refill American whiskey casks before being shipped to France where it was finished in ex-cognac casks.
Cognac Ferraud has long established relationships with some of the Caribbean’s best distilleries due to selling them used cognac casks for ageing rum. Thus Alexandre Gabriel, owner of Cognac Ferrand has over the years sampled many exceptional casks of rum and this led him to start buying the best examples and shipping them back to his cellars in Cognac.
These rums have been aged in their Caribbean distilleries in hot and humid conditions, generally in American ex-whisky casks. After being shipped to Cognac Ferraud’s Château de Bonbonnet the rums are transferred into casks previously used to age cognac and left in Cognac Ferraud’s cool cellars for several months to two years. The result is a range of ‘Plantation’ branded rums from around the Caribbean.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 11/05/2011
Clear, golden amber.
Inviting smoky bacon fat, flambéed banana, dried fruit and almonds.
Full-bodied, slightly caramel sweet with dried fruits (plump currants) and warm vanilla. Well balanced oak and light spice.
This unctuous rum has a wonderfully warm lingering, velvety.