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South Pacific S.B.S Fiji (RX1918)

S.B.S Fiji 2009 is a unique rum originating from the South Pacific distillery in Fiji, selected and bottled by the independent bottler 1423 World Class Spirits. This limited-edition pot still rum features a tropical and spicy profile with hints of citrus, fermented banana, and vegetal notes on the nose. Produced from molasses and aged for 11 years, it offers a complex blending of flavors that evoke fruits, olives, and light spices. With only 253 bottles available, S.B.S Fiji 2009 is an intriguing and enjoyable rum that's sure to delight the taste buds of enthusiasts looking for a distinctive experience.

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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of S.B.S Fiji is based on 30 user reviews. We have compiled and summarized the community's tasting notes for you, to give you an impression of the aroma and taste of the rum.

Nosing impressions

Solvents Banana Vegetal Fruity Olive Rubber Varnish Pear Tea Spicy

Taste impressions

Citrus Tropical fruit Spicy Fermented Banana Fruity Peppery Hot Tea Tobacco

Finish

Peppery Herbal Fruity Woody Dry Bitter Burn Roasted Alcoholic Hot

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8.2 /1030 ratings

COMMUNITY RATING

Already 30 registered users have rated and tested this rum, leaving an average rating of 8.2 out of 10. A total of users have marked this rum as their favorite (9+ points).

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9.0/10

Was long my Fiji reference - the 2009 is after 2001 so far de best vintage. Still a top rum - the IdR 2001 is only slightly better.The tropical fruits that you sometimes find has this one except for a present banana and a hint of lemon less, but he is strong on the vegetable side and the typical rubber or wetsuit-like is super integrated: dissolved in solvent biowaste. Overall, for me, Fijis are often stronger in the mouth than in the nose. Here, the nose is already expressive without the risk of confusion with Jamaica. The herbal is also quite different from an Agricole, more fermented, rotting than fresh, grassy. The resinous herbs from the finish linger for a long time.


Aroma

Rubber Green Tea Round Sap

Taste

Vegetal Complex Platsic Fermented Tea
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8.8/10

What a lovely rum. Very close to the typical flavours of Fiji actually. Fruity and warm with some nuty wood and very light spices. The finish is long with plastic/rubber in the background. A pretty complex rum in my mind and may may not like it.


Aroma

Honey Nutty Banana Pineapple Citrus

Taste

Solvents Honey Oily Menthol Banana
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8.0/10

On the nose, the alcohol is quite present. But then buttery soft on the palate. The great taste evaporates, however, quite quickly in the finish. The bottom line is still a very good rum!


Aroma

Solvents Vegetal Fruity Yellow fruits Pungent

Taste

Fruity Fermented Citrus Tropical fruit
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7.5/10

Not great. Good rum, especially in the nose but in mouth alcohol super present, it stings the tongue... It lacks perfumes, fruits. In short it's good but not more for me.


Aroma

Solvents Banana Fruity Varnish Olive

Taste

Peppery Hot Tropical fruit Alcoholic Vegetal
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8.1/10

A beautiful complex story. Maybe not quite round but interesting.While the nose is more reminiscent of DIY and hardware store there's a lot of fruit on the palate and also nice floral accents.In the finish then pepper, rather roasty to dry and then also a bit pungent and from the fruit remains at the end not much. But just because of the complexity ne nice bottling.


Aroma

Solvents Banana Rubber Varnish Vegetal

Taste

Citrus Fermented Tropical fruit Banana Spicy
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8.5/10

Plastic, olive and ripe banana. Horny! Alcohol very well integrated, balanced, exciting.Crisp in the mouth, again a load of banana topped with plastic.Certainly not an easy sipper, a very interesting thing all the same.


Aroma

Medicinal Rubber Metallic Olive Banana

Taste

Fruity Banana Crisp Medicinal Rubber
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8.1/10

guter Fiji, jedoch auch mit einer gewissen alkoholischen Schärfe, sowohl am Gaumen als auch an der Nase. Ein paar Tropfen Wasser bringen deutlichen Zugewinn.


Aroma

Pear Solvents Citrus Fruit schnapps Olive

Taste

Spicy Alcoholic Citrus Peppery Sharpness
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8.4/10

Angenehm weich. Recht kurzer Abgang.


Aroma

Vegetal Banana Rubber Solvents Tea

Taste

Citrus Fermented Peppery Banana Sweet
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6.7/10

Keine gute Einbindung des Alkohol. In der Nase Birne und Kamillentee, Zitrusfrüchte im Geschmack und Abgang die vom Alkohol stark überlagert werden.


Aroma

Pear Chamomile

Taste

Citrus Fermented Alcoholic
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8.5/10

Enjoyable run from Fiji, not the best that IN’s have to offer but a good representation of South Pacific Distillery. Feel it could be better balanced and doesn’t have the huge aromatic nose other rums from this distillery have. A good contender for a single Bsrrel rum from South Pacific.


Aroma

Vegetal Intense Tea Banana Solvents

Taste

Tobacco Meaty Salty Dried fruit Spicy
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8.2/10

Au nez on reconnaît très bien le profil de cette distillerie : thé vert – cireux et très végétal pour le coup. C’est plutôt complexe et intense avec du poivré, du fruité et une pointe de vernis ! En bouche, c’est chaud, intense … wow …mais rond et savoureux ! C’est terreux, boisé et sur les fruits exotiques. La finale est longue et sèche sur le poivré. Il persiste en bouche un long et bon moment, c’est impressionnant ! Tout y est dans ce rhum, un beau nez, une belle attaque en bouche et une longue, très longue finale épicée. Mais Fiji, c’est pas ma came.


Aroma

Vegetal Polish Intense Spicy Peppery

Taste

Fruity Tropical fruit Hot Tea Spicy
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8.4/10

Hier valt heel wat te ontdekken. Even laten rusten (eventueel een drupje water). Een van beste Fiji’s tot dusver voor mij. Fruitig & peperig, heb ervan genoten.


Aroma

Varnish Solvents Fruity Pungent Concentrated

Taste

Strong Alcoholic Sugar Sweet Fruity
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7.0/10

The nose leaves a lot to be desired, ethanol and olive with too much flatness and not enough going on. The mouth is much more fun, olive and brine alongside some guava and banana. It’s an interesting one, salty and tropical at the same time but doesn’t keep me coming back for more. The finish is lightly spicy with more brine and some tropical fruit. I have not had many Fiji rums and this is good but not more than that


Aroma

Fruit schnapps Vegetal Olive

Taste

Herbal Banana Olive
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7.5/10

What do you get when blending Jamaican rum, young Guyana pot still and Isla whisky, all continental aged? Right! Let’s do 5 Fijians. SBS 2009 57% Rasta Morris 2009 60,5% Old Brothers 2011 59,1% Old Brothers 2009 63,3% The Nectar 2009 60,5% C: White wine. N: Light esters and burnt eucalyptus. Phenolic. Celery and apples in different shades. Sea water too. The least sweet nose of the bunch. M: Most straight forward rum of the session. Not much complexity here. But also, rather civilised for a Fijian. I get pineapples and granny apple peel. Is there smoke as well? I think so. A simple but nice Fijian I would say. F: Short with hints of white pepper and green grapes. Buy: No, I believe there is other better young Fijians.

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8.7/10

Nun zum fünften Rum des Rum-Club Online Tastings vom 09.05.2020: Fiji 2009 S.B.S South Pacific Distillery 1423 World Class Spirits The Single Barrel Collection Distilled: 2009 Bottled: 02.2020 Aged 11 Years 57% One of 253 Bottles Pot Still Melasse Rum Farbe: Weisswein Geruch: Intensiv, riecht nach Lack, Frucht- und Lösungsmittel-Estern. Zudem Pflanzensaft. Geschmack: Wow, leckärrrr! Kräftig und dabei in erster Linie fruchtig nach Zitrus- und tropischen Früchten. Abgang: Sehr lang, dabei immer noch fruchtig. Etwas Holz und Pfeffer ist jetzt auch dabei. Fazit: Sehr guter Rum, für mich der beste im Tasting ... daher auch gleich eine Flasche gekauft. 87 Punkte


Aroma

Intense Varnish Vegetal Fruity Solvents

Taste

Fruity Citrus Tropical fruit

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What are the specs of this rum?

Country
Distillery
Brand
S.B.S
ID
RX1918
ABV
57%
Vintage
2009
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Pot Still
Age
11 years
No. of bottles
253
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 100€
Category
Rum

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Open rate

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About the South Pacific distillery

The distillery South Pacific is located in Fiji. Rums from South Pacific have been reviewed 1,476 times with an average of 80/100.


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