J. S. RASCH VIN & SPIRITUS
J. S. Rasch wine and colonial trade has been selling the good things in life since 1807. The current ownership goes back 2 generations.
Rum Crafted By Maison Ferrand – France
Plantation Fiji Islands 2004 is a full 19 year old rum from one of our favorite (and criminally underrated) rum countries: Fiji. The rum is made from molasses and distilled in a column still in 2004, after which it has spent the next 17 years in bourbon casks. As the icing on the cake, it is aged for a further 2 years in old cognac casks at Maison Ferrand. It is bottled at 50.3% alcohol, and has neither added coloring nor sugar. It is the pure product, straight from the Pacific Ocean via Cognac!
Scent: Uh-la-la! Here are exciting notes of toasted coconut flakes, coffee beans and cocoa powder, walnut and a touch of vanilla bean.
Tasting notes: Big, full and pleasantly oily on the tongue, where notes of coconut continue, followed by citrus, cinnamon and dark molasses.
Serving suggestion: We suggest enjoying it plain.
Maison Ferrand, led by spirits guru Alexandre Gabriel, is the company behind some of the most essential cognacs, rums and gins in the modern spirits landscape. Under the umbrella there are, among others, Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Plantation Rum and Citadelle Gin, rum under the Kaniché brand and cognac under the name Claude Chatelier. In addition, a number of luxury wines are produced, of which their curaçao in particular has caused excitement in cocktail bars worldwide. The company is broad, but common to every drop is an unwavering dedication to quality.
Maison Ferrand was created with one mission: to preserve the gastronomic treasures of France. Alexandre has made a virtue of breathing life into old and long-forgotten traditions, and the eternally eager Frenchman is known, among other things, for dusting off and buying up old archives from bankrupt houses, in order to learn more about the production methods of the past. But at Ferrand you also understand the value of renewal, and today innovation is valued as highly as tradition. This is clearly seen in the Citadelle Gin brand. Getting permission to distill gin in Cognac required five years of bureaucratic struggle against the area’s stubborn spirits giants.
Since then, the company has spread beyond France’s borders, and today Ferrand is perhaps best known for its series of rums. Under the name Plantation, Alexandre buys rums from many different countries in the Caribbean and stores them in France in cognac casks. In the series there are rums for both the beginner and the connoisseur, for both the daiquiri and the Glencairn glass. In 2017, the company bought the Barbados distillery West Indies Rum Distillery, and now also has its own rum production from scratch.