Samaroli Rum Fiji 2001
Samaroli // Fiji
Distilled in 2001 in Fiji and bottled by Italian independent bottler Samaroli, better known for their whisky releases, this rum spent ten years aging in the cool climate of Scotland. Although this particular expression is a very limited release bottling, similar 2001 vintage Fiji were released by other independent bottlers such as Berry Bros. & Rudd and Blackadder.
Aged RumRum that is aged, but no specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for length of aging, but will often carry an age statement (which should be taken with a grain of salt). Often thought of as "sipping rums".
"In the glass, this ten year aged rum is a medium gold hue. The nose is powerful – oil, rubber, and leather, typical for Fijian rums of this age. This is one you’ll want to let breathe for a while. After the initial burst of rubber from the first sip subsides, the mid-palate is dry, with molasses and a bit of wood. The strong, rubber tones make this rum polarizing. Most casual consumers won’t enjoy it, but fans of highly pungent rums will find it strongly appealing. "