Introducing Plantation 3 Stars White Rum

Plantation 3 Star White Rum

Aficionados can be a little bit cynical about white rum as a style; ok for big selling brands mixed with Coca-Cola but not in the same league as the long aged dark rums with their sweet spice and enticing fruit.

That might be about to change.

Plantation 3 Stars White Rum is the latest release from one of the most innovative distillers around. Owned by Cognac Ferrand, Plantation specialise in producing small scale, artisan rums sourced from top distilleries around the Caribbean and finishing the ageing process in Cognac barrels back in France.

3 Stars – named after the ‘Stars’ of the rum producing Caribbean: Barbados, Trinidad and Jamaica – is Plantation’s first dip into the white rum market. As we’ve come to expect from Plantation, they have approached the project with quality as the overriding factor in all decisions.

3 Stars is based on a 3-year-old Trinidadian rum, carbon filtered to maintain its white colour and to remove the heavier tannins while preserving the aromatics developed and refined by ageing. Unaged rums from Barbados and Jamaica are then blended in along with the not-so-secret ingredient: a 12-year-old Jamaican rum that gives the final blend a depth and complexity that leaves the competition for dust.

Cognac Ferrand proprietor Alexandre Gabriel is very happy with his new rum: “I was dreaming about this rum and could mentally taste it before it was done so we worked relentlessly until we were there. We wanted character and personality but didn’t want it to be too heavy to take away from our purpose, which was to have a balanced and elegant rum exceptional for cocktails.”

Plantation 3 Stars White Rum displays the finesse and style of Trinidad and Barbados alongside the fuller, funkier flavours of Jamaica. On the nose it has delicate notes of tropical fruits intertwined with brown sugar and ripe banana; on the palate it displays subtle spices and floral notes with a finish of sugar cane and vanilla. Perfect for a Mojito, a Daiquiri or anything in between.

15th February 2012

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