Last night I went out to grab some Indian food, but it was running a few minutes late, so I popped by Kontiki, our delightful local tiki bar, and grabbed a to-go cocktail and rum. They have an impressive back bar and line up of rum, and I was in the mood for something sweet, so I went with the Plantation Fiji.
Plantation Fiji 2009 Rum Review
- Score - 6.5/106.5/10
Nose: Citrusey floor finish, brown sugar, toffee. Palate: Very sweet, liquid caramel, raisins and oaky bourbon notes, cherry syrup. Tannic back palate, comes off a bit young.
- ABV: 44.8%
- From South Pacific Distillery in Fiji
- Aged 7 years in ex-bourbon in the tropics, and 2 years in ex-cognac in the tropics.
- 5-7 day fermentation (that’s pretty long).
- No dosage.
- Alexandre Gabriel is the president and owner of Maison Ferrand and was also the originator of their rum line (Plantation).
- Plantation tend to age spirit in the tropics before returning it to France for cask finishing. They often incorporate some interesting finishes like Cognac casks.
- For Plantation, Alexandre spends several months of the year in the Caribbean sourcing rum from local producers to be sold under the Plantation label.