Plantation Overproof OFTD
Cognac Ferrand has long a history of providing Cognac Casks to various Caribbean rum producers based upon the Plantation Overproof OFTD rum producer’s need for quality oak casks to age their rum. Because of this long history of Cognac, Ferrand has over time developed solid relationships with many of these producers. Based upon these relationships they have been able to acquire certain unique batches of rum from various Caribbean sources. Typically these rums are brought back to France to be finished in their own warehouses and of course in their own Cognac Casks.
The Plantation Overproof OFTD Rum is Cognac Ferrand’s ‘tiki style’ overproof rum. The base rum is a column distilled rum from Trinidad which was aged in oak barrels in Trinidad before being transported to France.
Plantation Overproof OFTD In The Bottle
The Plantation Overproof OFTD arrives in a 1.14-liter clear bottle shown to the left. the label design, especially that red diagonal stripe with 73 % Overproof written in black across it. it catches my eye and causes the bottle to stand out on my bar shelf. it is typically the first bottle.
metal screw caps, especially for an overproof rum. Some persons have claimed dislike for these caps is unreasonable, but in just a few short weeks one of those two bottles was this one. forced to find a suitable cork in order to reseal each bottle. This has happened to me several times in the past few years, and always it is a pressed-on metallic screw cap that is the culprit.
Plantation Overproof OFTD In the Glass
The Plantation Overproof OFTD carries a bright copper reddish-brown color into the glass and a rich (although somewhat astringent) aroma into the breezes above the glass.
The rum is bottled at 73 % alcohol by volume, and the high alcohol content pushes up out of the glass causing the astringency. The high alcohol content also means that the rum is relatively undiluted which means that all of the aroma (and the flavors too) will be much more concentrated than a regular 40 % alcohol by volume rum would be.
Within this rich aroma, smell a strong butterscotch/caramel toffee which seems to rise up in waves out of the glass. Banana peel, marmalade, and marzipan appear as well in a bouquet that despite the astringency is very inviting. Rounding out the nose are some very nice baking spices (vanilla, cinnamon, and brown sugar) which build up and remind me of my Mom’s cinnamon buns baking in the oven.
After would take some time to sniff wonderful aromas of the empty glass. This aroma is rich with baking spices and lingering smells of canned fruit, nutmeg, and cloves.
Plantation Overproof OFTD Flavor
Sipping the rum at full strength is a bit challenging, to say the least. it is extremely easy as this rum carries an intense alcohol sting and assertive hot spices in its wake.
The rich caramel toffee on the nose is just as strong in the mouth, and the marmalade aroma sniffed earlier seems to have a lot of orange peel bite coming along with it for the ride. In spite of admiration for the intense flavor, adding an ice cube to the glass is probably a good thing.
the heat is easier to handle, but only a little. can more clearly taste baking spices and marzipan, and a real fruitiness has developed which has expressed itself as canned peaches and apricots.
This rum is meant for the cocktail. the ice cube into a glass with 2 ounces of cola. The rum is strong enough that all of those taste sensations noted earlier are clearly pushing through the cola, in particular, the baking spices are being emphasized now such that a yummy cinnamon bun flavor was quite apparent in the mixing glass.
Next, mix a more complex cocktail called, the Hart Breaker. This cocktail combines an overproof rum with lime, agave syrup, and a heavy dose of crushed ice. It is really a great recipe, and with the Plantation Overproof, it is extremely tasty. It is up (the next day) with a true tiki recipe, the Zombie (see recipe below). The zombie kicked tonsils hard, but again it is just plain tasty with the Plantation rum.
Plantation Overproof OFTD In the Throat
This is a full 146 proof rum with lots of heat and spice and is able to sip it an ice cube although, even with an ice cube, the rum still carries heat to spare. However, there is also a good dose of intense fruit-filled flavor and a surprisingly sweet honey-like aftertaste.
Last Thought about Plantation Rum Overproof OFTD
Plantation Rum Overproof OFTD (Old Fashioned Traditional Dark) is a dark, fruity, and very powerful rum from Jamaica, Barbados, and Guyana. It is especially suitable for cocktails. Plantation Rum Overproof OFTD is part of the Plantation rum series from C. Ferrand in France. Scent: coffee, orange, plums, jam, and truffle. Taste: caramel cream, chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, raisin, nutmeg, oak, and molasses.
The Plantation Overproof Rum is a great overproof rum. Whether just a simple rum and coke or a more complex tiki drink, the rum mixes relatively easily into cocktails providing a nice flavourful high-octane boost. would recommend it heartily!