Saturday, December 2, 2017

Plantation Has Released their Extreme No 2 Rum Series

     The latest expressions being from Maison Ferrand and rum master blender Alexandre Gabriel have been released, two limited edition aged rums have joined the Plantation portfolio as a part of their very successful Extrême Rum collection.   Plantation Fiji 2001 Extrême N°2 and Plantation Guyana 1999 Extrême N°2 are the latest expressions in the Extreme Series.  The 2016 Extrême No. 1 Group that include the release of Plantation St. Lucia 2005 Extrême N°1, Trinidad 2002 Extrême N°1 and Plantation Barbados 2005 Extrême N°1. Now we have the first two expressions of the Extrême No. 2 group.

     Plantation Guyana 1999 Extrême N°2, is from the now-closed Uitvlugt Distillery, in the Port Mourant pot still back in March of 1999.  The rum was aged in Guyana for 15 years in bourbon casks.  Then it was sent to France to be rested for three more years in cognac casks. This rum has a nose boasting aromas of exotic fruits, herbs and spices.  On the palate, woody, spicy and nutty, followed by fresh fruit flavors. The rum packs a punch as it has been bottled at 59.7% abv.

     Plantation Fiji 2001 Extrême N°2 bottled at 61.1% abv, is from South Pacific distillery, first distilled in pot stills in March 2001. From there, it then spent thirteen and a half years in Fiji lying in bourbon casks, before being transported to France for 2.5 more years of ageing in cognac casks.   The rum at this strength has intense aromas, with initial notes of alcohol and wood, leading to a meaty profile, with cooked fruits. On the palate, it is rich, reminiscent of a peaty malt whisky with a vanilla fudge, hazelnut, cocoa and all the woody and smoky notes as well.

     You’ll need to move quickly if these are of interest you, both are some of the rarest made by Alexandre Gabriel, with only 1,000 bottles of Guyana and 500 bottles of Fiji currently available…