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Plantation Extreme No.2 is an Incredible Rum That Was Lost and Found

 - Mar 28, 2018
References: thewhiskyexchange & uncrate
Rum is often overlooked in the luxury spirits market, but the Plantation Extreme No.2 Guyana 1999 is a perfect example of why exclusive rum should never be discounted. The limited-edition release is a result of special barrels discovered by the distillery. The unique unblended rum was first aged in Guyana for 15 years in bourbon barrels, before being sent to France for three additional years of aging in cognac casks. The final product come in at 59.7% ABV with only 1,000 bottles being produced.

The flavor of Plantation Extreme No.2 Guyana 1999 can really only be described as extreme. The combination of bourbon and cognac aging gives the rum an intensely fruity aroma, with notes of mango, raisin and cherry. These fruit themes continue onto the palette, but are also accompanied by gentle herbaceous, spicy notes.