Plantation Rum Barbados 5 Year || REVIEW || Affodable and Tasty!

Today we try Plantation Rum Barbados 5 Year, an affordable but quality rum.

From the Rum Producers: Plantation Barbados 5 years is a blend of rum from Barbados, the birthplace of rum. This blend ages first in Bourbon casks in its native tropical setting before crossing the sea to Chateau Bonbonnet in France. There, in small oak barrels primarily used to age Pierre Ferrand cognac, the rum continues its journey of aging under the watchful eye of the House’s cellar master.


Thomas Bellmore says:

Fun times, fellas. I’ve not tried the 5 year but have had the Original Dark and I currently have a bottle of the XO in my cabinet.

The Original Dark wasn’t something I wanted to sip straight, so my wife used it for cocktails (the bottle is gone now).

The XO, however, is exceptional and is very different from the other rums I have which are on the sweeter end of the spectrum. The XO is basically toasted coconut. Very subtly sweet, light on the finish. Whereas rums like Zacapa 23 or El Dorado 12 are deeper and richer and have a molasses thing going on that lingers like your creepy uncle long after the New Years Party has ended, the Plantation XO is more…I dunno…like a good lay who gets up and leaves while you’re still sleeping? Maybe that’s creepy too.

Maybe the Plantation 5 would work in Coke? Anytime you guys come across a rum that you don’t find to be best suited for sipping, maybe try it in a Coke and see if it works? Like, do it during the video. Each of you should be double-fisting a 2 liter of Coke next time. Think of the ad revenue possibilities.

It’s late here in Taiwan. I should not be awake right now.

Rum Brothers Reviews says:

If you’ve tried Plantation 5 Year, let us know what you think!

Thomas Bellmore says:

Couple more recommendations for you fellas:

Ron Abuelo 12 Year Gran Reserva
Ron Abuelo XV “Tawny” Port Cask Finish

The Ron Abuelo line is exceptional. They’ve got three very special XV “finish bottles” and I aim to try all three eventually. I have the Port Cask, but they also have the Sherry Cask and Cognac Cask finishes.

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