Panama 13 Year Old Double Aged Rum 2008
Following a flock of exceptional releases from Jamaica, Fiji, Barbados and Peru in their beautiful ‘Birds of Paradise’ range, Plantation release a new expression from Panama to launch the brand-new ‘Under the Sea’ range. This is the first of six exceptional new bottlings exploring distilleries with a coastal influence, so keep an eye out for another wave of great spirits. Only 19 barrels were made of this one-time-only rum, and very few bottles have made their way to the UK, making it a limited edition not to be missed…
Distilled on a column still in 2008 by Alcoholes del Istmo using molasses from sugar cane grown locally on volcanic soil, it was filled into ex-Bourbon casks and aged in the tropical heat of Panama for 12 years. From there it was shipped to Javrezac in the Cognac region of France, not far from the home of Cognac masters Maison Ferrand at Château de Bonbonnet. There it spent another year in Ferrand’s casks gaining further complexity in the cooler European climate – this is Plantation’s signature flex. Bottled as a 13 Year Old at 45.7%, this vintage rum is as awe inspiring and majestic as the humpback whale on the label.
Panama 13 Year Old Double Aged Rum 2008 opens with an ocean of fruit and spice notes – peach, mixed berries, orange peel, pear, lemongrass, pepper, nutmeg and vanilla custard. On the palate, you’ll discover toffee apple and honey-roasted hazelnuts. Then, like a whale breaching, it turns and splashes in a different direction, becoming more savoury. Cigar humidor, allspice, bittersweet dark chocolate and Scandinavian salted liquorice meld together to create a rum that would be an elegant addition to any collection.
In the late 1980s Alexandre Gabriel of the Cognac house Maison Ferrand set off on an adventure; he was scouring the Caribbean in search of the region’s finest rums. His passion gave birth to Plantation, an artisanal range of rums from the great terroirs of the tropics. Combining French savoir-faire with Caribbean joie de vivre, Plantation’s outturn is a treasure trove for rum lovers and spirits enthusiasts.
£9.43 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3494989
Style No.: 894145
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