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Puff Scotty
20-02-2011, 07:18 PM
Nice day out, just happened into a booze warehouse where I added to my rum shelf,
just trying the Plantation Panama 1997 from Cognac Ferrand. This is the fourth one of the plantation series I've tried & the sweetest so far, nice molasses hanging in on a distinct peppery finish, a very subtle hint of the bourbon barrel....
I like it..:rock:

Big_T_UK
20-02-2011, 07:21 PM
Becoming a BIG fan of Plantation range. You say you picked up six?

What are the others in the range you have tried and are comparing with?

Puff Scotty
20-02-2011, 07:56 PM
Compared to:
20 year anniversary,
Guyana 1990,
& Barbados 1995.

Picked up a Trinidad 1993 & 2000, 2 x Grande Reserve & a Nicaragua 1998 which I'll be trying in the near future :biggrin1:

Big_T_UK
20-02-2011, 09:06 PM
Did you find somewhere to get them cheap or just went mad?

Puff Scotty
20-02-2011, 09:09 PM
Went a bit "mad". Massive un-expected bonus from some nice Russian peeps put me in a spend a bit mode!

Ruskies Rock!:rock:

Big_T_UK
20-02-2011, 09:19 PM
Go you! LOL

Big_T_UK
20-02-2011, 09:20 PM
Oh wait..the penny just dropped, you have had a bootle of this then?

http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-11353.aspx

Now I have had a glass of it at the HdV Brighton but before I start to waffle, what did you honestly think of it?

Puff Scotty
20-02-2011, 09:37 PM
Yep..that's the kiddie, I fell in love with Barbados rum many years ago but am now developing a wider spectrum.
I don't actually think the 20 yr anni is worth the price tag but it is a pleasant experience although a little too spicy & not sweet enough for my taste.
Mount Gay Extra Old is better by far IMO, in fact the Barbados 1995 is better without the expense.
In general though I've found the Plantation range so far to be well worth drinking...I'm halfway home on the Panama as I type...........

Puff Scotty
20-02-2011, 09:49 PM
Just a thought!
I said many years ago in the last post & ...it was..36 years almost to the day..my first 'big' contract for the then GPT.
Boy oh Boy overseas to Barbados in those days..I was "the Man"..
Downhill ever since!:biggrin1:

Big_T_UK
20-02-2011, 09:54 PM
Well I loved it totally. In London the regular Plantation range is 34-36 quid but the 20th is 40, not a huge leap in price but still a lot for a bottle. I think I loved the spice to it. The sweet and spice was a great twist on the rum theme and I fell in love. I am in London for work Tuesday and if I can I will try to finally pick up a bottle.

Puff Scotty
20-02-2011, 10:35 PM
Fair play Big man, each to his own...have you tried the Barbados 'regular' 1995, I thought is was pretty good but I'm liking the Panama more...
methinks I'm ever so slightly pished so I'll finish this fine Puro & be orf to beddybyes!

Big_T_UK
20-02-2011, 10:36 PM
No, still to try them