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24 Days of Rum (#8) – Ratu Dark 5 Year Old Rum (Fiji)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 8, 2019

Its off to Fiji as I sample Rum #8 in the 24 Days of Rum Advent Calendar from 1423 World Class Spirits. Ratu Rums are produced by the Rum Co. of Fiji since 1980  at their distillery in Lautoka Fiji. There are three rums in there line-up at this time, the 5 year old Ratu Spiced, the 8 year old Ratu Signature, and the 5 Year Old Ratu Dark.

This is the review for the Dark Rum which has been filtered through charcoal made from coconut husks and aged locally for five years in oak barrels. Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the eighth spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: Ratu Dark 5 Year Old Rum

“… Treacle dominates, Oak spice, molasses as well as baking spices (vanilla, cinnamon and clove). A hit of licorice and menthol as well …”


Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.



2 Responses to “24 Days of Rum (#8) – Ratu Dark 5 Year Old Rum (Fiji)”

  1. Bryant Pierpont said

    Could you create an index for us to get to the various 24 Days of Rum? Thanks!

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