Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Plantation Rum Panama 1997

Even more from MoR.

Plantation Panama 1997- 100% Column Still, blended from 2 distilleries, aged 5 years before blending and i have seen it stated as several places as a 8-9 year old (though on their handout it says: "Specific aging (5 years before blending) Panama style" which i have no idea what that means. ) If i were to guess i would say this a longer fermentation utilizing the 'dunder'- which would help explain a lot of the herbal complexity. This stuff is lively, vivacious, and unassumingly unique. The aromas are subversive and vibrant it shows herbal scents that are unexpected, and yet not out of place: thyme, rosemary, basil and tea tree, and then fruit is there also-- pineapple, quince and banana. They resolve the herbal/ exotic fruits tones into sumptuous flavors and extend to include toasted oily nuts, honey, vanilla and clean sugar syrup.

By the way, all of the estate bottling's from Plantation are delivered at 45% ABV, another tidbit for you my lovelies!