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Product of: France
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A blend of pot and column still Barbados rum, first aged in refill American whiskey casks for 10-12 years on Barbados and then shipped to Cognac, France where it was finished for an additional 18-24 months in French oak ex-cognac casks. Packaged in a decanter-style bottle.
Cognac Ferrand 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-whiskey casks. After being shipped to Cognac Ferrand's Chateau de Bonbonnet the rums are transferred into casks previously used to age cognac and left in Cognac Ferrand'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 16/10/2010
Clear, golden amber with polished copper highlights.
Pungent, fresh coconut flesh dominated nose with desiccated coconut, rolling tobacco smoked macaroons waxed paper, delicate cinnamon, tropical fruit and sandalwood.
Rich coconut palate with vanilla and slight sweetness amplifying the flavour. Delicate balancing spice, subtle oak, almond and toffee-apple cider flavours. Think incredibly complex pina colada.
Long, sweet, slightly confected coconut biscuit, desiccated coconut finish with toffee and faint peppery spice.
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Owned by: Cognac Pierre Ferrand
UK distribution by: Instil Drinks Co. Ltd
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