Trinidad Rum 26 Year Old Plantation / Ping No.9
Launched in 2003, Plantation Rum is a brand owned by the well-established cognac producer, Cognac Ferrand. Established in 1989, Maison Ferrand has used its extensive contacts in the spirits industry to source some exceptional casks of rum. The company also has privileged access to those in the warehouses of Clarendon and Long Pond in Jamaica, through its acquisition of the West India Rum Distillery (WIRD) and the shares in National Rums of Jamaica that came with it. Its ownership of the Bajan WIRD distillery has seen it increasingly involved in rum production as well as bottling in recent years. In June 2020 it was announced that Plantation Rum would be changing its name to support the global dialogue around racial equality, with the company accepting the hurtful connotations that the word “plantation” can evoke.
This 26 year o0ld rum from Trinidad was specially selected as the ninth instalment of the Ping series, a range of exclusives for Juul's Vin & Spiritus. The original five bottlings (all single alt whiksy) celebrated the 30th business anniversary of the company, and 50th birthday of its proprietor, Michael Madsen. This is one of a further four released to celebrate Madsen's 30th year with the company as well.
This was released in 2015.