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Bardstown Bourbon Company Plantation Rum Finish Bourbon Review

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Bardstown Plantation Rum Finish Bourbon Review

Bardstown Bourbon Company
Collaborative Series
Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Plantation Rum Barrels
104 proof
MSRP: $159.99

Please enjoy my Bardstown Bourbon Company Plantation Rum Finish Bourbon Review!

The Bardstown Bourbon Company Plantation Rum Barrel Finished Bourbon is the latest in the BBC’s Collaborative Series. This time, the folks at the BBC have started with a 10 year old Tennessee bourbon. They then finished it in Plantation Rum barrels for 22 months.

The Tennessee Bourbon

The Tennessee bourbon has a mash bill of 84% corn, 8% rye and 8% malted barley. Therefore, some people may recognize that as the George Dickel mash bill. Now, I do not know for a fact that this whiskey is from DIckel. It could always be from some other Tennessee distillery that that has a 10 year old bourbon which uses this mash bill…

The Plantation Rum

Did you know that Plantation Rum is owned by Maison Ferrand, known primarily for their Ferrand Cognac? Indeed, Bardstown Bourbon Company fans may recognize the name Maison Ferrand from their recent Maison Ferrand Cognac Finished bourbon. Interestingly, Plantation rums are obtained from all over the Caribbean. In fact, the barrels used for this Collaborative Series release are from Jamaica.

Tasting Notes – Bardstown Bourbon Company Plantation Rum Finish Bourbon

Let’s taste it:

🛏 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn

👉🏻Nose: Butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, buttery (butter rum?), light pastry dough, brown sugar sweetness, light minerality; mild rye spices, oak and cedar; some fruit punch develops after a few sips; moderate alcohol
👉🏻Taste: Butter rum, caramel, brown sugar sweetness
👉🏻Finish: The flavors linger into the finish with a mild burn; Fairly long finish which gradually fades away


This is another very enjoyable collaboration from the Bardstown Bourbon Company. The Plantation Rum brings out some very nice flavors from the 10 year old Tennessee bourbon. While there is a little minerality in the background, it blends well with the wood flavors. This is one of those bourbons that reminds me of pastry; a delicious butter rum, butterscotch, caramel pastry, with just a touch of fruit. This bottle has been open for a few weeks now, and the flavors have melded together nicely. This is one that needed a little time to open up for me, but now that it did, it is great!

Have you had this bourbon? What did you think? Cheers!🥃

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