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Oily ! barnish, flowers on the nose, fresh grass, cedar wood and light caramel on the palate.
Great balance with a personality.
48% is the perfect spot.
Really well made. Congrats !
El color no es nada prometedor, mas bien muy opaco, probablemente por el corto tiempo de añejamiento.
En nariz el barniz predomina como también el ahumado e incluso fruta caramelizada. En boca, el barniz es aún mas acentuado, al igual que el ahumado y la fruta malograda.
Me recuerda mucho a los rones jamaicanos no manipulados. Mucho ésteres, además es un por still, sabroso, aunque a muchos probablemente no les guste. Extraordinario!
I ordered a glass of this at my local rum bar, never having had one from Fiji before. A little research shows that the source of this rum, South Pacific Distillery, is a big (the only?) distillery on the island, making beer, "ready to drink" alcopops, and a whole line of other spirits. So, snobbily, I would not have expected a quality rum.
Well... I haven't tried their other products, but if nothing else, Transcontinental must have found some fine casks and treated them right. (Their schtick seems to be taking something aged for a while at origin, then aging them in Europe for a while. Which is a whole other rabbit hole to discuss...)
High esters, low sweetness... get yourself a bottle of this Jamaican-like (one glass isn't enough) and take your time with it. My initial impressions were banana, cinammon, apricot, spice... I need to give this thing time in the right glass to see what it reveals, experiment with a little water... this is a good proof for the flavor, but the burn is a little challenging, and I feel certain I could dig up more complexities. Especially since there seem to be no additives getting in the way.
It'll take some experimentation to get there, but I think it'll be a pleasant trip.
Ageing 65% tropical 35% continental. Batch distilled. 48% ABV. I have "T2c1+" in my notes by haven't a clue what it means... please message me if you do :) Great nose. Funk, fruit, varnish… tasty funky high notes. Some oak on the palate. Rather spicy.