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Plantation Barbados 5 Years

Maison Ferrand • West Indies

72 /100114 reviews
COMMUNITY RATING

21 EUR

AVERAGE VALUE

Facts about the rum

Country
Distillery
Bottler
Brand
Plantation
ID
RX133
ABV
40%
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Pot and Column Still
Age
6 years
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 50€
Category
Rum

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Summary

Plantation Barbados 5 Years is a blended rum from Barbados that is sweet and easy to drink. It has notes of pineapple, coconut, vanilla, dried fruits, honey, and caramel. It can be sipped or used in cocktails and has good price-to-quality ratio. Reviews of this rum were mostly positive with users noting its sweetness, toffee and fruity notes, vanilla flavor, and suitability for cocktails.

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72 /100114 reviews
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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of Plantation Barbados 5 Years is based on 114 user reviews. The RumX community has discovered the following associations:

Nosing associations

Vanilla Sweet Coconut Fruity Woody Orange Toffee

Taste associations

Sweet Vanilla Caramel Coconut Light Honey Mild

Finish associations

Woody Sweet Vanilla Honey Coconut Peppery Oak

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Community comments

Already 114 users have rated this rum, leaving an average rating of 72 points. A total of users have marked this rum as their favorite (90+ points).

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70/100

This is a young blended rum from Barbados that does pretty OK actually. Not as sweet as many of the other Plantation rums but still sweet enough that you get it on the nose. It's a light easy to drink rum that you can sip or use in a cocktail. It does lack complexity but you can't expect that from 5 years of aging. Price to quality is good.

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71/100

Another surprising value for money Plantation. The Barbados notes (toffee and fruity) are very clear here. A little sweeter due to added sugar, but for the money you can't go wrong.

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80/100

Quite peppery on the nose but with big hits of oak and subtle hints of toffee, orange & coconut. The palate is sweet but not clogging. Caramel hits first followed shortly after by waves of lovely coconut before moving into honey and candied fruits. The finish is of a decent length and silky smooth with soft wood and honey notes leading into cocoa. This is a lovely rum and reasonably priced too.

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80/100

Quite vanilla forward and sweet. Perfect for cocktails

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75/100

Young, fresh with some fruits and even it's young it not taste as young. Plantation rums are specific, fruity, floral, light and most of them for a cheap price. This one is cheap and it's bargain. I would recommend it for everyone as fruity reference rum, enjoyable in both worlds - sipping or as a mixer.

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76/100

Fruity easy sipper

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68/100

Got it as a present from a couple of students at the end of their internship. Neat it’s too sweet for my taste, but it’s a nice starter for when there’s company. Also usable as a mixer.

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89/100

Sample no.12 of the 24 days of rum calendar 2022. Pineapple, coconut and vanilla comes through after it sita for a while along with some dried fruits. Palate is fruity and sweet, not as sharp as the younger Grand Reserva and the 5 years makes it a bit rounder and mild. Very pleasant sipper.

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80/100

Nice rum

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80/100

Sehr gefällige Nase ohne große Ausreißer in irgendeine Richtung. Fruchtig, etwas Toffee, junges Holz. Sehr süß im Geschmack und teils schon honigartig. Eigentlich zu viel, aber hier funktioniert's. Leicht alkoholischer Abgang, aber vor allem recht frischer Obstkorb. Vollste Empfehlung für einen gemütlichen Einstieg in's Thema Rum generell. Diese Pulle rasiert 80%+ des Supermarktregals.

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63/100

Simple

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73/100

All my Tastings and Scores are purely based on “Rums under £50”. I rarely look at Rums over £50 for my YouTube.

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About the distillery

The distillery West Indies is located in Barbados. Rums from West Indies have been reviewed 1,750 times with an average of 80/100.

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