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Plantation Extreme Series V 3 x 70cl / Bottles No.1 - Charity Lot

Lot: 6030250

Plantation Extreme Series V 3 x 70cl / Bottles No.1 - Charity Lot

Winning Bid: £1,950

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Lot:
Distillery: 
WIRD
Age: 
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Vintage: 
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Region: 
Barbados
Bottler: 
Plantation
Cask Type: 
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Bottled Strength: 
47.8-58%
Bottle Size: 
3 x 70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
Production method: 
Gregg pot still & column still
Base: 
molasses
product Details

Plantation Extreme Series V 3 x 70cl / Bottles No.1 - Charity Lot

This lot presents the three bottlings from the fifth edition of the Extrême Series from Plantation Rum. The series features three expressions, each distilled at the West Indies Rum Distillery in 2007, 2000 and 1986. Bottle No.1 of each expression has been donated as part of this unique charity lot. 

Launched in 1999, Plantation Rum is a brand owned by the well-established cognac and spirits producer, Maison 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 Indies 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. To this date Maison Ferrand remains determined to changing its brand’s name and the process is undergoing.

  • WIRD 2007 Plantation 14 Year Old Extreme No.5 58% 70cl - This rum was distilled at the West Indies Rum Distillery in 2007 and began its maturation in ex-bourbon casks in Barbados' tropical climate. It was then transferred to Europe where it was aged for a further 10 years. Before bottling, it was finished in ex-Ferrand Cognac casks for a final two-year period. Bottle number 1 of 2,856. 
  • WIRD 2000 Plantation 21 Year Old Extreme No.5 47.8% 70cl -This rum was distilled at the West Indies Rum Distillery in 2000 and began its maturation in ex-bourbon casks in Barbados' tropical climate. It was then transferred to Europe where it was aged for a further 14 years. Before bottling, it was finished in ex-Ferrand Cognac casks for a final two-year period. Bottle number 1 of 924. 
  • WIRD 1986 Plantation 35 Year Old Extreme No.5 55.1% 70cl - This rum was distilled at the West Indies Rum Distillery in 1986 and began its maturation in ex-bourbon casks in Barbados' tropical climate. It was then transferred to Europe where it was aged for a further 21 years. Before bottling, it was finished in ex-Ferrand Cognac casks for a final year. At 35 years old, this is the oldest WIRD rum ever bottled. Bottle number 1 of 286. This 1986 vintage in this lot is presented in a wooden box with a certificated of authenticity signed by Plantation Rum Master Blender Alexandre Gabriel.  

Each of the bottlings feature unique artwork by Barbadian artist, Alex Mars, whose paintings of beaches, buildings and streets are all evocative of the quintessential Caribbean landscape. 

The West Indies Rum Distillery, more commonly referred to by the acronym, WIRD, is a historic distillery in Barbados that has been producing rum since 1893. It currently operates six of its nine stills, two unique pot stills, three column stills, and the “last remaining Vulcan still”. The oldest currently working column still was built and installed by the famous British coppersmiths, John Dore, in 1975. The two oldest pot stills date back to the early 1800s. On June 27th 2006 WIRD became one of the founding partners in National Rums of Jamaica, the company that owns the historic Long Pond distillery and the legendary Clarendon distillery. In 2017 the distillery's famous Cockspur brand was sold off to a company called Woodland Radicle and WIRD was acquired by Maison Ferrand, a cognac producer established in 1989. The company had branched out into gin-making in 1996, and its purchase of WIRD completed its journey from independent rum bottler to distillers, following the introduction of its acclaimed Plantation Rum label in 1999. 

This lot has been donated by Plantation Rum to raise funds for the Division of Fine Arts of the Barbados Community College, Barbados.

This lot will include a three bottle shipping fee.

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