Made from the molasses from hand-cut Fijian sugar cane grown in rich volcanic soil, RUM Co. of Fiji’s rums express the island’s unique position as “Paradise on Earth.” The sugar cane in Fiji has been grown and harvested since 1863 by generations of independent farmers, and the distillery uses local water to produce its rums, filtering them through coconut-shell carbon. Maturation accelerates in Fiji’s Southern Hemisphere climate, so that RUM Co. of Fiji can achieve complex flavor profiles at younger ages. Master Distiller & Blender Liam Costello works with both pot and column stills, blending different distillates to create the two ranges: premium 2-year-old Bati and super-premium Ratu, aged 5 to 8 years.
GSN was sent a bottle of Bati White for review
GSN’s Remarks: A rum that has both character and body. Somewhat dry, and with only a touch of sweetness, there is nonetheless a fair amount of vanilla here. Somewhat grassy, with a touch of oak char, this rum will enliven a Daiquiri, Mojito or Hemingway cocktail. For an entry level rum, this one stands stall amongst the competition. The more we tasted, the more we enjoyed. You will too. GSN Rating: A-
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