Description: Plantation Double Ageing: (Process def.) Using an ancient technique typical of the golden age of rum, Plantation Original Dark is First Matured in heavily charred American Oak barrels in the tropical climate of the Caribbean. This initial ageing process imparts full-bodied flavours and a deep colour. Award-winning Cellar Master Alexandre Gabriel then hand-picks the best barrels and ships them to the ChÃ¢teau de Bonbonnet in France, where they are then Aged a Second Time in medium-toasted French oak barrels that impart pleasant, spicy tannin notes. This special Double-Ageing process gives Plantation Rum its incomparable character and endows it with a style worthy of the finest spirits. Plantation Original Dark The essence or Plantation Original Dark Rum lies in its truly rich taste. This rum is made as it was in the olden days, when it was highly flavoursome. We handpick each barrel, one by one, and blend elegant Trinidad double-aged rum with a smaller quantity of rich, high ester, pot-still Jamaican rum that has been extensively matured. This precious rum nectar imparts an ancient touch which some aficionados call the “rum funk”. In former days out in the Caribbean, it was called the ‘Hogo’, a term derived from the French ‘Haut Gout’, which means `High Taste’. I learned from an old cellar master that this is the way rum was blended in the 18th and 19th century. A. Gabriel, Master Blender Plantation Original Dark has won more than 30 awards and was Voted Best in Class for Aged Rums in the 2013 and 2014 RumXP tasting competitions in Miami. Tasting Notes (Experts say) “Plantation Original Dark rum is a delightful expression that delivers rich, warm tones of authentic Caribbean spirit. This well-balanced blend is wonderful when sipped on ice. It is also highly recommended for cocktails worthy of a full-bodied rum component” says Robert Burr, publisher of Rob’s Rum Guide., Manufacturer: Bottled by: Maison Ferrand, 16130 Ars, France.