Plantation produces rums from several Caribbean countries, encompassing a broad range of styles. The best ones are shipped to France for final maturation at Cognac Ferrand, which owns the Plantation brand. The 1990s see Alexandre Gabriel combing the Caribbean in search of the best rums of the region. Plantation is born: an artisanal range of rums from the great terroirs of the tropics. Fifteen years of dedicated rum-making later, in 2012, Alexandre is awarded Master Blender in the "World's Best" rum awards and wins the prestigious GOLDEN BARREL AWARD.
Not sure what the other reviewer was drinking below, but this is a very nice rum with a sweet, vanilla-ish finish. I prefer to drink this one over a couple rocks. Use the cheap(er) stuff if you must mix it. Legit value.