A magnificent rum from a unusual source, bottled by rum experts, Plantation.
As ever, Plantation offer up a wealth of information for the discerning rum aficionado. The spirit has been produced at the RUM company of Fiji Distillery, using a base of molasses. The molasses were fermented for between four and five days, and distilled in both pot and column stills. The spirit was then aged in Fiji in former Bourbon casks for two to three years, before being shipped to Maison Ferrand in France, and finished for a year in ex-Cognac barrels.
The result is an intense rum with a unique flavour profile. Drinkers can expect notes of funky molasses, polished oak, gooseberry, nutmeg, apples, bananas, coconut, ginger, fudge, prunes in brandy, Cognac dried fruits, vanilla, hot oak, all spice and pepper.
Plantation’s Fiji rum contains 232 grams of volatile substances per hectolitre of pure alcohol, and 42 grams of esters. The rum has been dosed with 16 grams of sugar per litre, producing a sweeter style of rum.
All in all, this is a rather interesting and extremely delicious rum. Very good as a float in Tiki drinks.