— Plantation XO 20th ANNIVERSARY —
To honor Alexandre Gabriel’s 20th anniversary as Master Blender, we created Plantation XO 20th Anniversary using a blend of quintessential extra-old rums from Barbados.
Over a decade later, we are still very proud of this rum as it continues to receive praises and top awards.
First aged in bourbon casks in Barbados for many years, this rum is then sailed across the ocean in barrels to the southwest of France to be further matured in small Ferrand French oak casks.
This centuries-old “double ageing“ process imparts incredible smoothness and complexity. It unveils a sophisticated palate of chocolate, vanilla, ripe banana, roasted coconut and a hint of fresh mango notes. With a remarkably long finish, Plantation XO 20th Anniversary is truly a rum to savor.
Alc./Vol. : 40%
Origin : Barbados
Raw material : Molasses
Fermentation : 3 to 5 days
Distillation : Twin Column and Pot Still (Gregg’s Farm)
Tropical ageing : 8 -15 years. The rums are chosen for their struture with aromatic characteristics suited for intensive oak ageing.
Continental ageing : 2-10 years. A blend of very old rums, finished in many different types of casks ranging from new white oak to Bourbon casks as well as Ferrand casks, each with different level of toasting.
Volatile Substances : 210 g/hL AA
Dosage : 20 g/L
Cane sugar caramel E150a (% vol) : between 0% and 0.1%
Solely to adjust – if needed – the color between different batches.
Color may initially vary according to the type, the age and the size of the ageing casks
Nose : The stunning floral/fruity opening aroma is transcendent, then releases fragrance of vanilla, cocoa and milk
Palate : The delightful mango notes lend evidence to its advanced age, a result of long maturation in French oak cask.