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Swell De Spirits Fijian Rum 2014


Sale price$89.00
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Key Facts About This Jamaican Rum

Bottler: Swell De Spirits

Founder: Michael Barbaria

Range: Wild Nature #1

Distilled: May 2014

Matured: 2 years tropical, 7 years continental

Bottled: September 2023

Spirit: Single pot still Fijian rum

Alcohol by Volume: Cask strength at 66.3%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 366 bottles

Bottle Size: 500ml

Fijian Rum 2014 Tasting Notes

Picture this: A gentle nudge from a horse in the stables asking for an apple from the rubber trugs outside, waiting to be turned into crumbles or baked with cloves and sultanas but at least one can be spared for the apple-loving horse.

Neat, without water

Colour: Apple Juice.

Nose: Apples galore! Apple snow, toffee apples in a cardboard box, Calvados, medium cider, rubber trugs full of ripe apples and baked apples with cloves and sultanas in ginger syrup smoking in a copper pan on the hob.

Palate: Creamy and smooth mouthfeel, cloves, banana pancakes cooking on a griddle, echinacea and rubber.

Finish: Rubber mats, warm banana pancakes topped with vanilla cream.

With a few drops of water

Nose: Roast pork with sage and apple sauce, apple strudel, apple turnover, apple and

cinnamon crumble, strawberry laces, fresh burnt rubber tyre tracks in bitumen, peanuts, cashew nuts and coconut oil.

Palate: Stewed apples with cinnamon, plus banana fritters, brioche with vanilla cream, and rubber trousers.

Finish: Cream poured over banana fritters.

Overall: Let's hear it for the apples! A fabulously fruit tot with apple esters. One to sit with for hours.

Swell De Spirits Fijian Rum 2014
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Meet The Founder

Michael Barbaria

Swell de Spirits was founded by Michael Barbaria in 2021. Michael's two great loves in life are exceptional spirits, and surfing. So he launched independent bottler Swell de Spirits to combine his love of both.

In a relatively short period Michael has made a big mark on the world of artisan spirits. And gained quite a fan base around the world. Rather than focus on one particular spirits category, Michael bottles them all - as he loves them all. From world whiskies, through rums, to cognacs and more. But what they all have in common is that they really are exceptional quality. Michael has an excellent palate and leans towards big flavour bombs. Each of his releases is beautifully present, and some of the label designs are works of pop art in their own right.