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Tasty, but not quite great
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
Value (58€): 2.5/5
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.
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.
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