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Honiggelb im Glas.
In der Nase ein sehr eigenständiges Profil wie eine Guyana/Jamaika Mischung. Vanillebrötchen mit einem Schuss Funk, Eichenfässer die mit Karamell gefüllt sind und überquellen, tropische Früchte mit verwelkten Blumen.
Am Gaumen eine liebliche "Plantation" süsse. Frische, karamellisierte tropische Blüten und kandierte Früchte in Vanillesauce bieten einen reichhaltigen Boden für die anderen Aromen die es zu entdecken gilt.
Im Abgang bleibt etwas Karamell und eine Erinnerung an einen Sonnenuntergang auf Caqalai Island.
Ein spezieller Rum der Lust auf neues macht. Für Entdecker und Geniesser. Ich sollte wieder mal nach Fidschi fahren.
- 2cl Muster -
Honey yellow in the glass.
On the nose, a very distinct profile like a Guyana/Jamaica blend. Vanilla buns with a dash of funk, oak barrels filled and overflowing with caramel, tropical fruit with wilted flowers.
A lovely "Plantation" sweetness on the palate. Fresh, caramelized tropical flowers and candied fruit in custard provide rich soil for the other flavors to be discovered.
The finish leaves some caramel and a memory of a sunset on Caqalai Island.
A special rum that makes you want to try something new. For explorers and connoisseurs. I should go to Fiji again.
- 2cl sample -
Reading the other ratings, I went in with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Very light and drinkable. Not overly sweet. Just enough of a burn to make it worthwhile without taking away from the taste. I get some vanilla, maybe a tad of caramel and something like plum or ripe fruit. Someone said it was a mix of Bajan and Jamaican. That's accurate, but those with a lighter flavour. Best part is that it is reasonably priced, even here in over-taxed Canada. I'd say 7.5 but gave it an 8 because I think it deserves a higher overall rating.
Plantation is not a Rum Distiller as you might think, they’re more a consolidator, they take Rums from all over the world and blend them into various spirits that come and go. I’ve had a number of Plantation Rums already and I’m looking forward to sampling this one... But with a bit of worry. The last Rum I had from Fiji was Bounty, drab, sour and underwhelming. But here we go...
The nose of this Rum is bold, even as I'm a couple feet away from my snifter. It’s doing quite well competing with the odour of onions coming in the window from the neighbour who’s cooking at 8:33pm. Up close, it’s a bit sour. I’ve used the term “Plumbers Putty” before and this Rum has it in spades. If I were to to put it into context I would say it’s bold with apricot, orange and raw spirits. The first hit is delicate, not overwhelming or spicy. That surprises me because it is 40% ABV. Early flavours are of molasses and bitter orange. Still it’s sweet.
In the mouth Plantation Isle of Fiji has only the slightest hint of pepper or heat. Teetotallers will be happy with that. The flavours are broad of apricot, orange, walnut and molasses. Pleasant. Lori said she found banana, but I did not. In the throat it’s easy, no big burn like cheap Rums and Spirits. It almost disappears. The finish in my mind is bold on molasses and I like it. Best served neat at room temperature.
really love this one in relation to its price. its a fruity and fresh daily rum. pretty smooth to drink neath. fruity and fresh without becoming sharp. like it!
Had just a sample of this Pot and Column distilled rum from Rum Company of Fiji bottled by Plantation.
The total aging is 3-4 years, first tropical in ex-Bourbon barrels and then in France in French oak casks.
In nose it’s quite sharp, smoky and fruity but I also detect vanilla.
On the palate it’s still fruity and smoky but also spicy and I recognize banana, ginger and hints of coconut.
The rather short finish goes on in the same way.
Overall a quite OK rum, but a pity that the finish was so short.
Please: My emptied sample poured in a glass.
A great amber colour in the stubby Plantation bottle with a tropical coloured label. The nose is fruity, funky and sweet. It is like Jamacian and Barbados rums combined. It is a great mixer and is easily sipped with little burn. This is my first rum from Fiji and I will be looking for more. $37Can is a deal for this rum.
The Plantation rums I've tried so far all seem to have a similar characteristic aftertaste. Not bad, but not great. Not as dry or funky as the Xaymaca. Prefer the Stiggens Fancy Pineapple rum.
OK, just did a taste test with their XO. I'm buying 2 bottles of this instead of 1 bottle of the XO for the same price. 2 for 1 is a great deal! In my opinion just the right amount of added sugar so that's a plus. Price point on target with similar brands. Although it's true they produce better rums for 3 or 4x the price this one has a spot on my bar. OK.... for you guys who need $100 bottles don't stock it but for us pirates this works! 12/23 update. Looks like the well is drying up but, I've found TW keeps this in stock. .Big plus for me.This is one to keep on the shelf and remember! 😍
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