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South Pacific Distillery 2001
The Rum Cask
Aged 15 Years
Pot Still Rum
Country of origin: Fiji
Intensive and bold, exotic with a sweet fruitiness.
Pears, overripe bananas and plum juice.
Quite a lot of olive oil with a whiff of caramel and smoke in the background.
Complex and tasty!
Powerful and bold, fruity, complex and very spicy.
Spices include pepper and aniseed. Then there is smoked beer, olive oil and varnish.
I must admit that I find the taste to be slightly unpleasant.
Long and dry with herbal and black tea aromas.
Very interesting and complex rum. Unfortunately I find the taste to slightly unpleasant, otherwise I would have rated it even higher.
My version: 18y 2001 - 2019
It tastes like a typical and natural Fiji rum.
It's intensive with typical aromas. I can't determine something special.
Nose: ester, citrus, fermented vegetables (tomatoes), salt, white oak/vanilla
Taste: ester, fruits (salted papaya and canned vegetables), some bitterness, white oak with vanilla
Finish: spice, citrus with salt and some bitterness, white oak
Nice aftertaste with fruits
The bad news is you can't find it anymore.
There are some similitudes to some jamaican rums = "dirty", plastic, olive, briny, say "heavy" ... but it is still a bit different, this is not a jamaican copying. More complex and changing I would say. A very good surprise to me.
Caution - forget it if you are into sweetened rons, this is something completely different.
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