The Plantation Rum portfolio has just been expanded by brand owner Maison Ferrand.
The new Plantation OFTD Overproof Rum is a blend of rums from Guyana, Jamaica and Barbados rums.
The OFTD acronym stands for "Old Fashioned Traditional Dark," and the 69% abv newcomer is being delivered to vendors this month.
The blend is anything but an in-house creation. The components were selected by a panel made up of Plantation's Alexandre Gabriel; drinks historian David Wondrich; Jeff Berry, proprietor of Latitude 29 in New Orleans; Martin Cate, proprietor of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco; Paul McFadyen, proprietor of Trailer Happiness in London; Paul McGee, proprietor of Lost Lake in Chicago, and Scotty Schuder, proprietor of Dirty Dick in Paris.
OFTD is being put on sale at a suggested retail price of $31.99 per 1-liter bottle.
The Plantation portfolio also includes Plantation Pineapple Stiggins' Fancy, which was introduced to the U.S. market earlier this year, 3 Stars White, Original Dark, Grande Reserve 5 Year Old, 20th Anniversary XO and a group of single-country vintage dated rums. The brand is handled in the U.S. by Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits.