A limited edition Fiji single vintage rum bottled by Plantation.
Part of Plantation's 'Four Hands' program, this was distilled at the Rum Co. Of Fiji with the casks chosen in consultation with Master Distiller Liam F Costello.
This spent 14 years years maturing in 200 litre ex-bourbon casks in the tropical climate of Lautoka, Fiji, before it spent another year in the continental climate of Javrezac, France, in 350 litre ex-cognac casks.
Distilled in a triple column still, this fermented for four-to-five days. With a dosage of 4 g/L it has been bottled at 50.2%.
Nose: Intense, it starts on a fruity and spicy profile with/ cooked apple and prune, cinnamon and hints of galangal. It then evolves on golden syrup, pear, vanilla, and nutmeg. Empty glass: Gingerbread, cocoa, and prune.
Palate: Mellow, it follows the nose with fudge milk chocolate, nuts, licorice an ginger.
Finish: Lingering, on allspice, golden syrup, and galangal.
In 1989 the Maison Ferrand cognac house was taken over by Alexandre Gabriel, who planned to return one of the region's oldest spirit brands to the height of its powers. Starting with cognac and then moving into other fine spirits, Gabriel scoured the Caribbean throughout the 1990s in source of rum.
From those trips the Plantation brand was born. Rums are transferred to France, where they undergo final maturations in a variety of casks.
- Rum Co Of Fiji