There aren’t many rums like this.
This is La Flibuste, the pride of the La Favorite distillery outside of Fort de France in Martinique.
It is, simply, a special rhum agricole.
Since 2007, La Favorite has been bottling 30-year-old single-year vintages, dating back to 1977.
That means that every year, a new 30-year edition is produced, named after a flibuste, or a pirate attack.
It’s set in a beautiful bottle that has the appearance and shape of something that’s been waiting for three decades to be consumed.
It is a spectacular rum — rich, velvety, chocolatey, unforgettable. It feels like something that spent 30 years in a barrel aging in the Caribbean, and that is a wonderful thing.
It is one of the oldest rums on the market — except you have to go to Martinique (or a few corners of mainland France) to find it.
At the distillery, it retails for $100. So why not come and do your shopping direct?
See the latest video for more information, as we talk to Emmanuelle Parent, marketing director at the distillery: