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I like the creamy, spicy, vanilla style. I mixed it with coconut water and lime to create the “Bula Splash” cocktail (recommended by Plantation), sooo delicious!
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.
The best rum for that price, 30€...
Very aromatic and smooth for it’s price,
I noticed a strange similarity in the nose and on the Palette, an oily taste and smell which I enjoyed very much!
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!
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.
After trying so many rums they all start tasting similar. This one had something different that’s hard to put your finger on. It has a pleasant slightly coconut finish, not crap frat boy coconut. It’s well priced. I would definitely buy it again.
This rum is a very good one. Fruity, tasty and not to heavy, it smells very nice and it taste much better. And in the coke it’s one of the best. 8++
I’ll take another one. Cheers!!
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