News

Rum Journal: A Superb Rum From Guadeloupe’s Damoiseau

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - March 13, 2015

Above: Guadeloupe’s Rhum Vieux 8 Ans Cuvée du Millenaire

EVERY CARIBBEAN island has a taste.

Whether you’re trying a rum from Martinique or the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico or Barbados, there’s always a singular ingredient, a unique component in the flavours that reminds you where the rum calls home.

That’s nowhere more true than Guadeloupe, home to rhum agricoles that, though of substantial quality, do have a flavour peculiar to the archipelago that is distinct from the rhums agrioles of Martinique.

For Guadeloupe, you can almost always taste a kind of marzipan-like note in the aged rums, the rhum vieuxs — particularly in those of the island’s most famous distiller: Damoiseau.

We’ve long been big fans of the work of Damoiseau, done at a rustic, lush distillery in the town of Le Moule on Guadeloupe’s island of Grande-Terre.

And the company’s 8-year-old expression has long been a Rum Journal favourite.

It’s called Damoiseau Rhum Vieux 8 Ans Cuvée du Millenaire.

The bottle itself is a work of art, a green-hued jug that gives the feeling of drinking a long-lost, private bottle from some secret collection.

The rhum itself has a somewhat light amber colour, and that distinct aroma of dried fruits and marzipan.

The flavour profile is dominated by notes of dried fruit, pepper, oak, plum and a kind of rarer, more layered marzipan finish.

This is a superb, beautiful rhum, and an important part of any rum collection.

— CJ

Popular Posts

A.R. Carnegie, 74, Caribbean Legal Legend

A Caribbean Journal Editorial He was never a judge, never a Queen’s Counsel. His robes were never silk. But A. Ralph Carnegie was a Caribbean John Marshall if there ever was one. Ralph Carnegie, A.R. in scholarly texts, passed away […]


Robinson: Manatt Approached Government

Lackston Robinson, Jamaica’s Deputy Solicitor General, testified that it was the law firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, and not the Jamaican Government/Jamaica Labour Party, that made the first move to solicit a contract to lobby the White House, he told […]


IMF Back in Antigua on Performance Review

The International Monetary Fund has sent a team to Antigua for a third review of the nation’s performance on a stand-by arrangement with the IMF. According to the Ministry of Finance, the IMF team began the review Monday and will […]


Related Posts sangster bob marley restaurant

Montego's Bay Airport Has a New Look

Jamaica’s biggest air hub has unveiled a major new look, following a large-scale expansion and upgrade project at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.  The airport has revealed an expanded immigration hall and departure lounge, upgraded retail space and, […]


This Jamaica Luxury All-Inclusive Just Added New Suites  

jamaica all-inclusive new rooms

Just in time for peak season on the island, Jamaica’s Bluefields Bay Villas has announced the debut of its newest rooms: The Suites. The luxury all-inclusive resort has added four curated suites to the six private villas already on site. Perched above […]


How to Visit the Island of Grenada This Fall

spice

It’s easier than ever to visit the island of Grenada right now, and the island is only making things easier for travelers looking for a fall getaway.  JetBlue is set to launch new nonstop service to the island in November, […]


SUBSCRIBE!

Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.


No. Thank You