Review #120: Plantation Panama Old Reserve

Getting ready to move from Oakland back to San Francisco, so I’m eyeing up and knocking off some nearly-empty bottles so that I have less crap to carry over the bay. Today I’m going back to Plantation, this time to Panama, with the Plantation Old Reserve 2002.

Plantation Panama Old Reserve 2002 Review
  • Score - 6.5/10

Tasting Notes

Nose: Oak, spice, toffee, cinnamon.

Palate: Toasted pineapple, spice, chili pepper, toffee.


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Additional Information

  • ABV: 42%
  • Aged for 10 years in ex-bourbon casks, probably finished for at least a year in ex-Cognac from the taste, and because, well, Plantation.

About Plantation

  • Alexandre Gabriel is the president and owner of Maison Ferrand and was also the originator of their rum line (Plantation).
  • Plantation tend to age spirit in the tropics before returning it to France for cask finishing. They often incorporate some interesting finishes like Cognac casks.
  • For Plantation, Alexandre spends several months of the year in the Caribbean sourcing rum from local producers to be sold under the Plantation label.

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