A crowd favourite, and one of our personal favourites here at Drinks World, Plantation Rum have released their OFTD overproof rum to Aussie shoes. Coming in at 69% ABV, this rich and flavourful rum is a recipe that harkens back to a traditional recipe. Plantation Rum Master Blender, Alexandre Gabriel developed the recipe along with six of the finest rum and tiki experts from around the world. The result is a blend of rums from Guyana, Jamaica and Barbados, bottled at a full 20 degrees overproof, according to the way they used to measure these things in the Royal Navy.
Having tried it recently at Sydney’s Burrow Bar and The Lobo Plantation, we can attest that this stuff is the s#*t! A tasty dark rum that packs a nice punch, yet smooth and rich, perfect for cocktails.
O.F.T.D. stands for Old Fashioned Traditional Dark and was made by Alexandre Gabriel in conjunction with this band of rum fiends including:
Jeff Berry – Latitude 29, New Orleans
Martin Cate -Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco
Paul McFayden – Trailer Happiness, London
Paul McGee – Lost Lake, Chicago
Scotty Schuder –Dirty Dick, Paris
Dave Wondrich – Spirits and cocktail historian
Plantation O.F.T.D. is perfect in a punch, Palmetto Redux (OFTD, Plantation Pineapple, vermouth, orange bitters and a lemon twist), Navy Grog, Zombie, Queen’s Park Swizzle, and makes an excellent float on a Mint Julep.
The Plantation O.F.T.D. comes in at the wholesale price of AUD$79 exc. GST and is available in Australia through Neat Spirits.
Proof & Co are also distributing Plantation Rum in Singapore and Hong Kong.
For more information on the Plantation Rum range, head here.