UPDATE (3/26/20) From Plantation:
From the far-fetched beaches of this dreamy archipelago, we are proud to unveil (from home) the first edition of our new Vintage Collection : the delicious Fiji 2005!
While Fijian rums typically blend pot and column still, our Fiji 2005 highlights the beauty and finesse of the column still, intensifying its complexity through long ageing in the tropical climate. The result is a rich Fiji Vintage that is an ode to the exquisite Fijian Islands.
Only 28 casks have been singled out for this edition from paradise by our Master Blender Alexandre Gabriel and Rum Co of Fiji’s Master Distiller Liam F. Costello. Per Plantation Rum’s signature, it then makes the voyage to the southwest of France where it is double-aged in French oak barrels.
*Due to the exceptional circumstances, our Fiji 2005 will be released as soon as we are all safe and healthy outside of our homes.
AN ODE TO THE BEAUTY OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
From the pristine lagoons to the lush jungles, Plantation Isle of Fiji is an ode to the beauty of the Fiji Islands.
This delicious rum is made using traditional techniques and local Fijian sugar cane. First aged in this tropical climate in bourbon casks, the rum is then sailed to the southwest of France for a second maturation in French oak casks.
This double ageing method paired with Fijian know-how creates a rum with warm notes of exotic fruits and raisin.
- Alc./Vol. : 40%
- Origin : Fiji
- Distilleries : RUM Co. of Fiji Distillery
- Raw material : Molasses
- Fermentation : 4 to 5 days
- Distillation : Pot Still & Column Still
- Tropical ageing : Approximately 2 to 3 years in Bourbon casks
- Continental ageing : 1 year in Ferrand casks
- Volatile Substances : 232 g/hL AA
- Esters : 42 g/hL AA
- Dosage : 16 g/L
- Cane sugar caramel E150a (% vol) : between 0% and 0.1%Solely to adjust – if needed – the color between different batches.Color may initially vary according to the type, the age and the size of the ageing casks
Color : Gold.
Nose : Intense, it starts on molasses, pear and varnish. It then becomes fruitier and spicier on apple, banana and gooseberry, also nutmeg and vanilla with a hint of smoke.
Palate : Rich and round, it follows the nose with vanilla fudge, honey, ginger and fruity notes of prune and coconut.
Finish : Very long on dried banana, bourbon and allspice.
Empty glass : Molasses, oak and allspice.