Plantation Jamaica 2005
A rum that truly highlights the ancestral Jamaican style, the Plantation Jamaica 2005 is intense and complex and deliciously powerful.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
The Plantation Jamaica 2005 glows with the color of burnished gold, and is a testament to the iconic and age-old tradition of Jamaican rum. It’s aged for 12 years in Jamaica, and aged an additional one to two years in France. This double-aging allows it to develop a beautiful depth to its aroma and flavor.
Intense and complex on the nose, it exudes aromas of earth and fresh fruit. And on the palate—powerful, dry, and minty, with notes of grilled almonds, molasses, and freshly roast coffee.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
Sip the Plantation Jamaica 2005 slowly on its own, in a glass that you warm in your palm. You can add a large ice cube, if you wish. It’s a wonderful drink to nurse, allowing all its flavor and depth to penetrate your palate.
If you want to use it for a party, it’s great for a simple rum punch. Simply combine orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, Plantation Jamaica 2005, and grenadine in a pitcher. Pour and serve into glasses filled with ice, garnished with maraschino cherries.
AN UNCEASING VISION
It was in 1989 that Alexandre Gabriel discovered Maison Ferrand. One of the oldest spirit brands found in the Cognac region, it had a glowing reputation but sadly, was not doing too well. Alexandre saw an opportunity, and bought the brand.
But who is Alexandre Gabriel? He is an entrepreneur with a tireless passion for incredible rum and cognac. His curiosity is what drives his never-ending search for the best rums. In 1990, he combed the Caribbean to taste and experience the incredible rums of the region—not just for their flavors, but for the processes. He dedicated 15 years of his life to perfecting his rum-making, and it was all worth it.
In 2012, Alexandre was given the award Master Rum Blender of the Year at the Golden Rum Barrel Awards. The American Distilling Institute also named him Distiller of the Year.
Presently, he has become a name in the spirit industry, garnering praise from all over. His passion as president and owner of Maison Ferrand has birthed—and continues to grow, three major spirits under the brand: Ferrand Cognac, Citadelle Gin, and Plantation Rum.
Store your bottle upright in a cool, dark place, ideally between 12 and 15°C. Unopened bottles can last for an indefinite amount of time, but the closer you get to the bottom third of the bottle, please consume quickly to prevent oxidation and taste alteration.