M&S Caribbean Plantation XO Rum

MSBajanRum 140x300 M&S Caribbean Plantation XO RumOwn label spirits have really come on leaps and bounds over the last few years and one of the most impressive of all is Caribbean Plantation XO – an this absolute blinder from M&S.   This combination pot/column Bajan rum from the Foursquare Distillery in Barbados is matured for 8-10 years in bourbon casks before being transported to Cognac in France.  Here it is blended and then left to finish in Grande Champagne cognac casks for a minimum 6 months, during which time sugars and water is gradually introduced to bring it to bottling strength.  The result is an outstanding sipping rum, with rich notes of honey, candied orange, a touch of coffee and an irresistibly chewy mouthfeel.  At just £22, this is one to seek out before the word gets out!  www.marksandspencer.com