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FIJI 2004


Vintage series 2023

Description


Plantation Master Blender Alexandre Gabriel has made it his life’s mission to explore the terroirs of rum, from its birthplace in the Caribbean to the furthest reaches of the South Pacific. Aided by Rum Co. of Fiji’s Master Distiller, Liam Costello, Alexandre meticulously selected just 18 casks of a 2004 vintage column still rum filtered through coconut carbon.  Aged in the tropics for 17 years before journeying across two oceans, this formidable Viti rum’s journey ends in the southwest of France, with four-years of maturation in Ferrand Cognac casks.

Alexandre’s choice bursts with power, structure and just a hint of smoke. Intense coffee, vanilla and fudge notes intertwine on the nose, followed by fruity and spicy tones, brightened by citrus peel and deepened by tobacco. The extra-long finish lingers with cherry, cloves and cocoa.

Characteristics


Category Vintage - Limited Edition

Alc./Vol. 50,3% alc./vol.

Origin Rum Co. of Fiji

Raw material Molasses

Fermentation 4-5 days

Distillation Column still

Year of Distillation 2004

Tropical ageing 17 years in 200L Bourbon cask,

Continental ageing 2 years in 350L Ferrand casks

Volatile substances 215 g/hL AA

Esters 107 g/hL AA

Dosage 0 g/L

Cane sugar caramel E150a (% vol) None

Tasting notes


Nose

Very intense, it starts on coffee, vanilla and fudge followed by peach, orange peel, banana, cooked pear, walnut and cocoa.


Palate

Oily and tangy, quince, citrus peel and coconut, followed by balsam and cinnamon.


Finish

Very long on smoky molasses, cocoa, almond, cherry, apple and cloves.