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Plantation 2005 Fiji Islands 15-Year rum

Plantation 2005 Fiji Islands 15-Year

Caribbean | Aged

6.8/10 (6 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great

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Posted about 2 months ago by hrh from Bulgaria with 23 ratings

Smooth, stronger at the end with slight vanilla taste.

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Posted about 2 months ago by Adrian Adame (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 296 ratings

Vůně velmi příjemná, tak stejně i chuť, nasládlá, velká spokojenost 👍

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Posted 2 months ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 216 ratings

Alc./Vol. : 50,2%
Origin : Fiji - Tum Co. of Fiji
Raw material : Molasses
Fermentation : 4-5 days, triple Column Still
Year of Distillation : 2005
Tropical aging : 14 years in 200L Bourbon cask,
Continental aging : 1 year in 350L Ferrand casks
Volatile substances : 266,4 g/hL AA
Esters : 99,1 g/hL AA
Dosage : 4 g/L

We have here a column distillation, yeah this has not the complexity of the Jamaican 2003 pot still Clarendon release.
But the nose is not bad and still interesting. A lot of dry fruits, caramel notes with plants and earth are greeting you. No typical rotten Fiji vegetables there, yeah this is not a pot still rum. Still not bad, I also like these fragrant flatterers.
The taste differse from the nose. It's not a Fiji taste, it's a taste you can find in Venezuela rums combined with some woody rums from Barbados.
I like the change in flavors, it's like a journey from Venezuela (Pampero Aniversario) to Barbados (Mount Gay XO). But typical Fiji flavors are still missing. It's cleary an 8 and I think you can understand why.
I got something completely different from what I expected. The aromas are not unique, I miss the plastik and picled tomatoes.

Nose: caramel, dry fruits, burned sugar, plants/herbs, some flowers, earth (quite intensive), some orange in the background
Taste initial: caramel, burned sugar, dry fruits (plum) - reminds me of Pampero aniversario
Middle: orange, oak, some earth (MG XO)
Finish: spice, earth, oak with some bitterness, orange - reminds me of Mount Gay XO

Sweetness: 2.5/5
Fruits: 2.5/5
Spice: 3/5
Intensity: 3.5/5
Mildness: 3/5
Complexity: 3/5
Value (58€): 2.5/5

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Posted 3 months ago by Joola69 from United States with 2654 ratings

Rum tasting in the Finnish Lakes District continued with the Plantation Fiji 2005 15y. Very nice bottle and label design surrounded by a sturdy and colorful box. Light golden color. Strong alcohol mixed with traditional Fijian glue and rubber complemented with honey and floral notes to the nose and palate when neat sipped. Harsh burn at the end. Expensive glue and rubber rum in my books.

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Posted 3 months ago by Rowald Sweet Empire from Netherlands with 2 ratings

Great aged Fiji rum. Honey sweet. Fragments of flowers/raisins/thyme.
Not too heavy but a "big" taste.

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Posted 3 months ago by Jimmy Cliff from United States with 195 ratings

I’m in to collecting unusual rums, so rum from Fiji why not.light golden hue not a lot on the nose, slight alcohol hint. OK flavor goes to quick alcohol burn lingering taste. Would not buy again.