Maison Ferrand Owner and Master Distiller, Alexandre Gabriel works closely with distilleries across the Caribbean and America's crafting rums, they are left to age in warm Caribbean cellars for the initial part of their life. During the secondary process, the rums are exported to Cognac where they undergo a series of age old Cognac making techniques. This centuries old application is known by the French as 'elevage' and the process used is unique to Plantation. Vibrant, full flavoured Caribbean rums, finished with French finesse.
The 10yo Barbardos rum release is from the West Indies Rum Distillery. A blend of Pot & Column still rums, this has been tropically aged in Barbados before being shipped to France and matured further in Pierre Ferrand's own Cognac casks. This 10yo is then transferred to ex-oloroso sherry casks for a further 6 months.
Nose: Under heavy sherry influence with walnut, pipe tobacco, coffee, plum and caramel, evolving towards vanilla, banana and coconut
Palate: Rich, almost balsamic with deep notes of leather, cocoa, undergrowth and pepper, with some nutmeg and mango.
Finish: Long and nutty.