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Old 12-28-2007, 03:03 PM   #1
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Is this a good or not so good rum?
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:28 PM   #2
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I've never heard of it. Is there a country of origin on the label?
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:28 AM   #3
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Its made by 42Below, and made or was first made, in Fiji. But the producer is from New Zealand.

Here is a link:http://thewinewanker.blogspot.com/20...lcohol-by.html

Its not a dark rum though, its white.

Here is a link to the homepage: http://www.seventiki.com

In the 2007 Monde Selection of Spirits and Liqueurs the newcomer Seven Tiki White Rum achieved its first gold.

So i`m a bit curious over this rum.
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:53 AM   #4
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The Wine Wanker seems to be confused about whether this "is a thick clear white spirit" or is it "a wonderful dark rum . . . "? But as he points out, 42 Below was recently bought by Bacardi (for their 42 Below Vodka from New Zealand).

I'm always amused by "indigenous spirits" marketed with signature cocktails made popular by other brands. At least there isn't a picture of Fijians sucking rumtinis through bamboo straws from cone-shaped coconuts. But all cynicism aside, the statement that this is OAK AGED TWO YEARS whets my appetite to taste this new spirit from Fiji / Bacardi's New Zealand distillery / bottling plant. Just save the carbonated cola for someone that appreciates artificially sweet mixers with their rum.

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Is this a good or not so good rum?
Without ever having seen a bottle of Seven Tiki, I would guess that this is a light bodied white spirit but I've learned not to judge anything solely by it's label, or THE STORY. I usually look for a tasting at a bar or liquor store before I spend too much on a new spirit of complex origin.
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:10 PM   #5
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Just saw it on the BevMo website with the claim that is won a Ministry of Rum Gold Medal. Curious what folks think of it....
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Old 10-11-2009, 01:14 AM   #6
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I think Seven Tiki is OK. It's a smooth white rum with more flavor than most. There is an interesting 'coconut' and 'palm sugar' edge to it. Perhaps it is just my imagination, but there seems to have a slight 'Asian' feel about it that differentiates it from many Caribbean rums.

Not sure if it is still available though. The future of the 42 Below rum line obviously came into question after Bacardi bought them out. Last Christmas Seven Tiki was being heavily discounted in New Zealand. Some also turned up in China at cheap prices. I haven't specifically been out looking for it, but it may well be no more. A shame because it was more interesting tasting that Bacardi.

Their dark rum (Tahitian Dark I believe it was called) was pretty nasty - with a big artificial vanilla taste.

I heard a rumor that they may release an aged version of Seven Tikis at some point. This would be a golden rum. In fact I even tried a sample while visiting their secret underground bunker and very nice it was too. Not sure if this product will really appear though.
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:08 AM   #7
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This aged version is readily avalable in the UK now sold as Seven Tiki dark, at whiskeyexhcange and/or specialtydrinks.

www.whiskeyexchange.com and www.specialitydrinks.com

I didn`t know that the tahitian dark was made by them as well, i have never tried it but if tastes artificial vaniila i`m better without it.

Its an interssting rum and i wanna try both the white and the dark.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:29 AM   #8
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We've got it here Tiare - it's a Bacardi agency brand in the UK

Until 2 years ago it was a foul tasting, oily white spirit, but they've recently repackaged and redesigned the liquid to present a relatively good tasting dark rum.

Certainly not a sipping rum - it has a bitterness over and above that which I like from a dark presumably from the caramel, or added molasses. As a mixer, it fares pretty well with Ginger beer and standard juices, but it gets lost in most cocktails we've tried it with.

We'll send you home with some from the Fest, Tiare
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Is the spiced version showing up in the UK also? It's been released in the southeast USA.
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all i've seen is the Spiced, and it is alright...
typical profile, clean finish...
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