This extraordinary vintage was introduced to mark the 20 years tenure of Alexandre Gabriel as Master Blender for Plantation. An assemblage of fine rums 12 - 20 years old, all originating in Barbados, this is a wonderful reflexion of the island itself.
As with the other rums in the Plantation range, this exotic spirit is aged first in its original country, Barbados, and then benefits with further aging and nurturing in Cognac. Resting in casks originally used for Pierre Ferrand cognac, and meticulously nurtured by Cellar Master of Maison Ferrand, a unique expression is achieved using traditional local methods.
Tropical ageing: 8 to 10 years the rums used for XO are chosen for their structure with aromatic characteristics suited for intensive oak aging
Continental ageing, elevage: 2 to 10 years. This is a sophisticated blend of very old rums from Barbados that are finished in many different type of casks ranging from new white oak to bourbon cask as well as Cognac Casks each with different level of toasting.