This would be one of the best mixing rums around at the moment and super complex at this price point.
The 2015 relaunch of Plantation Original Dark Rum. With a new recipe, this is a blend of rums from Barbados and Jamaica – designed to be more approachable and suitable for use in cocktails.
Aged in heavily charred American oak bourbon barrels in the Caribbean. The base rum is aged three to five years, and is blended with an 8 year old rum of a fairly heavy and robust nature. The resulting blend is then aged a second time for 12 to 18 months in medium-toasted Cognac Ferrand French oak barrels. This technique was common in the 18th and 19th centuries ( both by merchants and also by default in the ultimate owners storing it till use in their own cellars) but this practice has almost died out as almost no one stores spirits this way anymore sad to say ( except for real enthusiasts for their own use and a few bars)
This rum is part of their Plantation Series of Rum which are hand selected rums from some of the best areas for rum production areas in the world that are selected for further attention and aging by Plantation