Plantation Stiggins Fancy Pineapple Rum is the fruit of the labor (third collaboration!) inspired by the enthusiasm between Alexandre Gabriel and David Wondrich. Working together to create Pierre Ferrand 1840 Original Formula which was introduced at “Tales of the Cocktail” festival in 2011 and went on to win the award for the Best New Product in the “Cocktail Spirit Awards” of 2012. The second collaboration resulted in the Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao launched in 2012 which was elected “Spirit of the year” at the Berlin Bar Show in 2012.
Plantation Stiggins Fancy Pineapple Rum like all Plantation rums are first aged in the Caribbean, in its hot and humid climate, generally in young bourbon casks. When they reach maturity or a desired age, they are shipped to Maison Ferrand’s Château de Bonbonnet at cask strength in order to preserve their richness of aroma and flavor. When they reach maturity or a desired age, they are shipped to Maison Ferrand’s Château de Bonbonnet at cask strength in order to preserve their richness of aroma and flavor.
There, they are finished by Maison Ferrand in their ‘traditional style’ for several months to a year in cognac casks in order to give them more roundness. Many of the standard Plantation rum range also have sugar added (called ‘dosage’ by some French producers) in order to create the sweeter rums that Plantation are best known for and popularly used by bartenders for mixing cocktails and tiki drinks.