Plantation "Isle of Fiji" Double Cask Rum
(750ML) [USC 98] [WE 95]
Regular price $39.99 Sale price $24.97 Save $15.02
About the Rum:
From the pristine lagoons to the lush jungles, Plantation Isle of Fiji is an ode to the beauty ofthe 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.
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.
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
94 Points, Finalist, Great Value - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2022
"Pungent notes of banana, guava, and fried plantains are sultry and indulgent aromas. Deeply concentrated flavors of molasses, brown sugar, banana leaf, tobacco and dark chocolate wash over the palate. An unctuous and satisfying rum."
91 Points - Intl Wine & Spirits Competition 2022
"Bright, precise fruit notes of vanilla and spice in perfect harmony. Clean, silky on the palate with a delicate sweetness and touch of soft fruit and oak."
Double Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2021
95 Points, Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Spirits of 2020
"The aroma suggests banana bread drizzled with honey and just a whiff of pineapple. The palate magnifies that tropical note, exploding with juicy grilled pineapple and landing lightly with vanilla, coconut and cinnamon tones. Mix into pineapple Daiquiris and Piña Coladas. Distilled and aged two to three years in Fiji, then another year in the cooler climate of France in ex-Ferrand Cognac casks."
98 Points, Chairman's Trophy, Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation - 2020 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
"Sweet plantain, molasses, and creamy tropical fruits are pungent and distinctive aromas. Dark brown sugar is clean and sweet in the mouth, quickly enhanced by background notes of allspice, butter baked bananas, and soursop. Clean and focused, the funky flavors are precise and delicious."