New Booze: Plantation Original Dark Rum

by Camper English

Plantation Rum, the portfolio of double-aged rums produced by the Ferrand house in France, announces the introduction of Plantation Original Dark Rum.  Plantation Original Dark is a blend of rums from Trinidad and Tobago, crafted by Alexandre Gabriel. Plantation Original Dark (80 proof, 40% ABV) will be available nationwide as of mid/late October 2013 and will retail for a suggested $17.99/750ml bottle.

Plantation Original Dark is an aged dark rum first matured in heavily charred American Oak barrels in the Caribbean. Gabriel then selects specific barrels and blends the rums. The base rum is aged three to five years and married with a full-flavored rum distilled 8 years ago. Then this rum blend is aged a second time for 12 to 18 months in medium-toasted Cognac Ferrand French oak barrels. 

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