Thursday, August 16, 2012

Plantation 3 Stars by Cognac Ferrand Launches In September


(News Brief by Shanken News Daily) Cognac Ferrand’s Plantation rum franchise is launching its first white rum, Plantation 3 Stars, in the U.S. this September. Named for three of the Caribbean’s rum producing islands—Barbados, Trinidad and Jamaica—Plantation 3 Stars is a blend of three-year-old, carbon-filtered rum from Trinidad, un-aged rums from both Barbados and Jamaica and a 12-year-old Jamaican rum. The 41.2%-abv offering will roll out nationwide, priced at around $24.99 a 1-liter bottle. Last year, Cognac Ferrand reported a U.S. sales volume of 70,000 cases across its Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Cerbois Armagnac, Mathilde liqueurs, Plantation rum, Daron Calvados and Citadelle gin brands.

1 comment:

Rennieman said...

Dear fellow rum webmaster...

I have little doubt that you are aware that many of our beloved Caribbean rums may be forced out of business by the massive subsidies recently received by Diageo and Fortune in the USVI.

Plantation is one of them.

I urge all to read author Davin Kergommeuax's article "Rum War Threatens Small Caribbean Producers", in which he interviews Dave Broom about this threat and what can be done...

http://www.canadianwhisky.org/news-views/rum-war-threatens-small-caribbean-producers.html

There is also a petition afficialted with this post, to which Davin and Broom are signatories. Caribbean rum as we know it is at risk of being forced out of business. Unbelievable, but true.

The formal petition is here:
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stop-massive-u-s-rum-subsidies-to-the-usvi-and-puerto.html

We all need to join together and oppose the ruination of find Caribbean and American rums.