Compagnie des Indes Rum FIJI Secrete Distillery 10 year 44% 700ml
Fiji is a great producer of sugar cane and therefore molasses (89,384.00 tons in 2018). A great part is exported but a part is used by the sole distillery of the island in order to produce rum in pot stills. These Fiji rums have a distinctive nose, powerful with spices.
Nose: First and foremost, elderflower notes of this Fiji, then red fruits such as cherry and raspberry are quite dominant mingling with curious scents of hay and Frangipane.
Mouth: Oily and smooth with a hint of acidity. We find red fruits again, this time redcurrant and blackcurrant. The hay has changed to a smoky, peppery touch.
Finish: Well balanced, long woody and spicy. It has some of the Indian food flavours of our previous Fiji bottlings.
Compagnie des Indes rums are produced with great care and elegance. The idea was brought to life in memory of the former East India Company from the seventeenth and eighteenth century that selected rare commodities from distant continents and imported them to their countries. Like them, we select only the best qualities of rum from all over the world and import these to Europe. No matter if we speak about single casks or carefully selected blends we always focus on bringing out the character and qualities of each local origin. Florent from Compagnie des Indes roams the world constantly and amazes us with his Rum discoveries. One feels he does it for his own pleasure because his selections have in common, elegance, lightness, naturalness, and authenticity. What rum always should have been, but rarely is nowadays, inflated by suspicious aromas and colours.