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The Plantation Fiji 2009 is aged on the Fiji Islands for seven years in Bourbon casks, then further aged in France for another two to three years in Ferrand casks. It has an ABV of 44.8%, and is a deliciously intense rum, with aromas and flavors that are straight to the point.
On the nose, you immediately get prominent aromas of pear with woody, oily notes. It evolves to become spicier and fruitier, with notes of pecan, nutmeg, banana, and oak. It has a rich, round palate, with flavors of cocoa, ginger ale, buttery vanilla caramel, and hints of coconut.
Enjoy the Plantation Fiji 2009 on its own, in a glass that you warm in your palm. You can add a large ice cube, if you wish. Sip it slowly, to temper the intensity. You can also give a sunny, tropical feel to your get-togethers by using this rum for a Mango Rum Cooler. Simply put orange juice, fresh mango chunks, ice, and Plantation Fiji 2009 in a blender, and blend until smooth. Serve with a garnish of mint—refreshing!
It was in 1989 that Alexandre Gabriel discovered Maison Ferrand. One of the oldest spirit brands found in the Cognac region, it had a glowing reputation but sadly, was not doing too well. Alexandre saw an opportunity, and bought the brand.
But who is Alexandre Gabriel? He is an entrepreneur with a tireless passion for incredible rum and cognac. His curiosity is what drives his never-ending search for the best rums. In 1990, he combed the Caribbean to taste and experience the incredible rums of the region—not just for their flavors, but for the processes. He dedicated 15 years of his life to perfecting his rum-making, and it was all worth it.
In 2012, Alexandre was given the award Master Rum Blender of the Year at the Golden Rum Barrel Awards. The American Distilling Institute also named him Distiller of the Year.
Presently, he has become a name in the spirit industry, garnering praise from all over. His passion as president and owner of Maison Ferrand has birthed—and continues to grow, three major spirits under the brand: Ferrand Cognac, Citadelle Gin, and Plantation Rum.
Store your bottle upright in a cool, dark place, ideally between 12 and 15°C. Unopened bottles can last for an indefinite amount of time, but the closer you get to the bottom third of the bottle, please consume quickly to prevent oxidation and taste alteration.