New this year from Maison Ferrand, Plantation Pineapple Stiggins’ Fancy RumPlantation Pineapple Stiggins’ Fancy Rum pays tribute to a Charles Dickens’ character, Reverend Stiggins, from his novel, The Pickwick Paper. The Reverend preached temperance to his churchgoers, but secretly was sipping his pineapple rum whenever possible!
The beverage was created by Maison Ferrand’s proprietor, Alexandre Gabriel, with the help of a good friend, spirits historian David Wondrich. The rum is now available in the U.S. as an annual limited edition, released two times a year. The suggested retail price is $34.99.
The rum was popular in Britain in the 19th century but will be sure to attract the attention of rum aficionados in the U.S. Obsessed with pineapples, each one is peeled carefully by hand and the rinds are infused with Plantation 3 Stars in pot stills. Separately, the fruit is infused with Plantation Original Dark for three months. The two liquids are “married” together and the rum is placed in casks where it rests for three months. Enjoy the resulting Plantation Pineapple Rum by itself or in cocktails. In Boston at the Hawthorne, the acclaimed Jackson Cannon likes to use it in Old Fashioneds, we’ve heard.