Tuilagi Tribute Rum
Tuilagi Tribute Rum
Tuilagi Tribute Rum (70cl) – 37.5% ABV
Appearance: A rich mid gold amber.
Nose – Fresh pine, vanilla cream, light oak.
Palate – Light-bodied, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak.
Finish – Golden syrup, caramel, hint of chocolate and spice.
The Culture within the picture
The Flywhisk (fue) and the Ulafala (Pandanus Lei) signal significant aspects of our culture. The Ulafala can be painted in different colours so to distinct status and the collective belief is when painted brown it would be called “Tuiveevee” for High Chiefs. The fly whisk (fue) and the Ulafala goes together as these are weapons or costumes that a High Chief or an Orator would wear in special occasions and mainly when delivering formal speeches. These are the everyday life of our Papa in the Village, Districts, Islands and Samoa.
This is a fue (flywhisk) from Samoa. The fue is an an item of regal importance for a Samoan tulafale (talking chief). They are carried by tulafale or high chiefs when they are acting as an orator and presenting lauga (ceremonial speeches). Said to resemble fly switches in appearance, the whisk portion of the fue is made from ‘afa (sennit braid). ‘Afa is often described as one of the most, if not most important item of material culture in Samoa due to its popularity and varied uses in Samoan culture. ‘Afa can be used for fishing, adornment, constructing houses and boats, as part of tattoo instruments, or in this case, featured on objects that are of significance in Samoan ceremonies and customs like oratory.
BAJAN RUM PUNCH
- Melt two teaspoons of sugar into 100ml of water (bang it in freezer to cool down when sugar is melted).
- Fill glasses with ice pour in your rum shots.
- Add 1/2 squeezed lime to each glass.
- Add half of your sugared water to each glass.
- Top up with passion fruit juice!
- Garnish with nutmeg and a glazed cherry if you have them available.
Boom… Bajan rum punch!