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The Rum Cask Fiji 15-Year rum

The Rum Cask Fiji 15-Year

Germany | Aged

9.0/10 (3 ratings)
Truly a fantastic choice

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Posted about 3 years ago by Harald from Germany with 37 ratings

South Pacific Distillery 2001
The Rum Cask
Distilled: 2001
Bottled: 2016
Aged 15 Years
59.3%
Pot Still Rum
Country of origin: Fiji

Color: Gold

Nose:
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!

Taste:
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.

Finish:
Long and dry with herbal and black tea aromas.

Summary:
Very interesting and complex rum. Unfortunately I find the taste to slightly unpleasant, otherwise I would have rated it even higher.

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Posted 5 months ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 220 ratings

Got a second version 19y 2001 - 2020
Oh yes, the nose suggests a typical Fiji rum like you will love it.
Plastic in the air and vegetables (pickled tomatoes, very dominant). There is also some wild leather in the nose, which I enjoy very much. Pickled tomatoes are not that rotten like in younger releases (I like it). The taste became mild in this additional year (it losts almost 1%). If you love Fiji rum, you must buy it, my recommendation for Fiji rum lovers. This is the best Fiji rum I've had so far.

Nose: vegetables (pickled tomatoes) ***, plastic ***, salt **, some bacon *, some citrus *, white oak/earth **, gum * and wild leather *, pepper
Taste initial: great start, pepper, plastic, pickled tomatoes, salt, some light caramel (there is just a very light sweetness)
Middle: light caramel, plants, pepper, pickled tomatoes, plastic
Finish (long and mild, wow): pepper, plants and vegetables again, oak, some earth and slightly caramel, just keep it in your mouth, the interplay of flavors will last forever
Aftertaste: firmint, pepper with slightly vegetables and plastic (love it)
The aftertaste is still there after you drunk another rum, it lasts for 1h or longer.

For Fiji rum lovers it's clearly a 10. The 19y is a damn good Fiji rum. It's mildness is great and very enjoyable. 97 points, one of my top three rums.

Sweetness: 1.5/5
Vegetables :) 3/5
Spice: 2/5
Mildness: 4/5
Intensity: 3.5/5
Complexity: 4/5
Value (65€): 5/5
Experience level: professional

Old version: 18y 2001 - 2019
It tastes like a typical and natural Fiji rum. I can smell the tomatoes a typical fiji note for me.
It's complex with typical aromas. The tannins are present, it's definitely old.

Nose: citrus, fermented vegetables (tomatoes), plastic, salt, some bacon, white oak/vanilla, gum
Taste: plastic, medicine, fruits (canned vegetables),
Middle: salted fruits, bitterness (tanins), white oak
Finish: spice, citrus with salt and tanins, white oak
Nice aftertaste with salted fruits and tanins, peppermint

Sweetness: 1.5/5
Fruit: 3/5
Spice: 2.5/5
Mildness: 3.5/5
Value (49€): 4/5
Got a new bottle (65€ but 18y): 4/5

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Posted 12 months ago by laurent from France with 42 ratings

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.