The Plantation Venezuela 2010 is a double-matured vintage, spending time in different barrels and climates. For the first eight years after distillation, the rum rested for 8 years in ex-bourbon barrels in the cellars of Destilería Sofa in Venezuela. Gabriel selected 22 of these barrels for further maturing in French oak barrels from Ferrand in Javrezac, France.
According to Plantation, this double aging technique showcases the deeply expressive and complex appeal of this 12-year-old Venezuelan rum.
All vintage bottlings of "Under the Sea" feature artistic renderings of sea creatures representative of their country on the labels and boxes. The Venezuela 2010 label features the Aetobatus Narinari, also known as the white-spotted eagle ray. This ray is found in the coastal waters of Venezuela.
According to the brand, the aroma contains notes of nutmeg, honey, vanilla, mandarin, coconut, Brazil nuts and coffee. While the taste has a rich and woody complexity with notes of peanuts, pineapple and pepper with crème brûlée. The aftertaste is described as long and dry with traces of hazelnut, leather, mango, orange, banana and cloves in the mouth.