Plantation Rum Nicaragua Old Reserve 1998

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 42%

Proof: 84°

Vintage: 1998

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of France France

This Nicaraguan rum was column distilled after a relatively short fermentation and aged in ex-American whiskey casks in Nicaragua before being shipped to France and transferred into ex-cognac casks for a further aging period.

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.


Spicy oak, dried mango, cigar box nose.


Slightly sweet, toffee coated dried pineapple, muscovado sugar palate with rich caramel and vanilla.


Muscovado and toffee-apple finish. Perhaps a little bit too much of a sweetie.

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Closure: Natural cork stopper

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Produced by: Maison Ferrand
Owned by: Cognac Pierre Ferrand
UK distribution by: Instil Drinks Co. Ltd
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