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Plantation Xaymaca Special Dry Rum

Bottle size
700ml
ABV
43%
Brand
Ferrand Cognac

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Tasting review

Eye: Pale amber

Nose: Very complex with multiple layers, a subtle smokey and meaty aroma is penetrated with fruity, herbal and sour notes. There is an underlying scent of vanilla, with cooked banana, bitter orange peel and ripe pineapple.

Palate: Dry on the palate with a floral and fruity combination of rose water, pear, white grapes, apricot and apple-cinnamon. Following this, flavors of coconut milk, bread, nuts and allspices emerge to leave us with a long and spicy finish on ripe fruit.

Description

Plantation Xaymaca Special Dry Rum

Maison Ferrand owner and Master Blender, Alexandre Gabriel works closely with distilleries across the Caribbean and Americas crafting rums, ensuring they are allowed to mature in warm Caribbean cellars for the initial part of their life. For the second stage of the process the rums are shipped to Cognac where they are further aged in French Oak casks. This traditional process is unique to Plantation Rum and produces lively, full bodied Caribbean rums enhanced with double ageing.

With the Xaymaca Special Dry, Alexander Gabriel is fulfilling his long-held dream to produce a 100% pot still rum that brings back the quintessential Jamaican style of the 19th century. The rum is made with a blend of spirits from Long Pond and Clarendon distilleries. Xaymaca (pronounced zay-muck-uh), is the original name for Jamaica that the indigenous Arawacks, who inhabited Jamaica well before Columbus, gave it. Xaymaca means ‘land of wood and water’.

This blend has it all, it is what would be called a ‘heavy rum’ in relation to its depth and will be easy to drink for anyone who enjoys whisky and the Islay region. Despite the extra portion of sugar this rum keeps to its ‘extra dry’ name, along with a subtle smoke this is perfectly Jamaican. The expression of intense aromas and flavors such as black banana and flambéed pineapple reveals to us the legendary ‘Rum Funk’, with just a touch of French elegance on top.

Presentation of the bottle:

A vibrant and nautical style design. Tropical themed visuals on the label, along with a net sleeve makes this a fun bottle to prepare you for the ‘Rum Funk’.

How to enjoy:

A pleasure rum, ideal to be tasted on its own as a great introduction to complex rums or combine it in lively cocktails such as a Mai Tai.

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About Ferrand Cognac

Drawing inspiration from the savoir-faire of 10 generations of winegrowers and cognac makers in the heart of the Grande Champagne, Premier Cru de Cognac, Ferrand is a place where passion and curiosity reign. Since 1989, owner and Master Blender Alexandre Gabriel has been an inveterate experimenter, from the grape varietals he features in the Ferrand Cognac range to the casks used in the brand's ageing process. 
Team Ferrand's commitment to creat a new paradigm in the time-honored realm of cognac is regularly awarded with prizes from the spirits industry. The devotion of a global family of enthusiasts is our mantra. 

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