Plantation Pineapple Rum Stiggins Fancy
“The Pickwick Papers” was the first novel written by
the famous author Charles Dickens. One of the minor characters in that
book a Reverend Stiggins complimented and enjoyed “pineapple Rum.” Plantation
Rum set out to recreate this eighteenth-century literary delicacy. To make
their Plantation Stiggins' Fancy Dark Pineapple Rum they take their
signature Plantation Dark Rum and infuse fresh, hand cut Victoria pineapple
fruit for three months. Simultaneously, they infuse the cut pineapple rinds for
three months in Plantation 3-star Rum. Those two infusions are then married in
casks. The result is an award-winning specialty “cocktail in a bottle.”
Plantation Rum is owned by French Cognac producer
Maison Ferrand, who control no less than a dozen major brands premium spirits
and liqueurs. Sometimes that is an iffy proposition, but not in this case
because the folks at Ferrand are all about quality … and you can taste it.
Plantation Rum is their top shelf Rum label. And mighty good stuff it is, too.
They offer a variety of Rums from the Caribbean. Depending on the plantation
and the country of origin, the Rums can vary between soft and aromatic to light and elegant …
each one showing the gentle, experienced influence of Maison Ferrand.
The tradition of "pineapple rum" dates back to
the 1700s, when Caribbean distillers would soak pineapples in their rum
barrels, giving the rum an uncommon richness and sweetness. Although the
practice eventually fell out of favor, Gabriel and his partner-in-crime,
cocktail writer David Wondrich, decided to revive the tradition after stumbling
across several ancient recipes buried in the 1824 English Journal of Patent and
Inventions and the 1844 Journal of Agricultural Society.