rhum bologne

Rum Journal: A Big Statement from Rhum Bologne

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - December 31, 2019

It’s one of the French Caribbean’s signature brands, and arguably the most popular ingredient in the classic ti ‘punch: Rhum Bologne, Guadeloupe’s rum powerhouse. 

But for years, Bologne was just that: part of a ti’ punch, an outstanding cocktail. 

In recent years, though, Bologne has quietly developed its aged portfolio — and its most recent output has reached a new level — as it has simultaneously put out a remarkable array of smaller-batch white rhums like Black Cane and, most notably, the celebrated La Coulisse (which took home Double Gold at the 2019 Caribbean Rum Awards in St Barth.)

We were lucky enough to find a good selection of Bologne expressions on a recent jaunt to Saint Martin, and the results continued to impress. 

Our favorite? The new Bologne Grand Reserve. 

The Bologne GR is a blend of rhums aged between six and eight years in French oak, bottled in an elegant package. 

So what’s it like?

The Grande Reserve has an aroma of mango, dried figs and apricot. 

Its flavor profile is marked by notes of black pepper, orange peel, fennel and a hint of candied mango. 

It’s a wonderfully balanced rum with a harmonious, exquisite finish, one that lingers on delightfully, like a sugarcane ember on your palate. 

Bologne’s aged rums have come a very long way in just a few years – and the Grande Reserve is a stunner. 

This is a really good rum. Period. 

Rum Journal Review: 95 Points

Popular Posts all-inclusive montego bay resort by marriott

Marriott Just Opened Its New All-Inclusive Resort in Montego Bay 

Marriott has continued its rapid expansion into the Caribbean all-inclusive space with the debut of its newest adults-only resort in Montego Bay: the new Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort.  The 352-room resort is part of […]

Yes, You Can Stay at an All-Inclusive Resort in St Thomas, USVI

the beach at the bolongo bay resort

The Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St. Thomas may be the most popular all-inclusive resort you’ve never heard of. It’s not that the resort itself isn’t well-known: this family-run and managed, beach resort has been in business since 1974. But […]

The 15 Best Spa Resorts in the Caribbean

como parrot cay

Resort spas have become almost as common as fitness centers on amenity lists, but while it’s simple enough to carve out some space for a few treatment rooms, there are some spas that offer a true “experience” to go along […]

Related Posts belize american airlines daily

JetBlue Is Launching Its First-Ever Belize Flights Next Month

JetBlue is now flying to a new destination: the rainforest-filled, reef-lined, beach-covered hotspot of Belize.  The increasingly popular getaway on the Caribbean coast of Mexico will soon be served by nonstop service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.  […]

Frontier Airlines Just Restarted This Nonstop Flight to Cancun 

riu cancun

Another day, another Frontier Airlines flight to Cancun. The fast-growing carrier has restarted another nonstop route to the Mexican Caribbean hotspot, this time with daily nonstop service from Detroit.  Detroit-Cancun flights are now operating once every day, with intro fares […]

The Grand Cayman Marriott Is Getting New-Look Rooms (And Some With Bunk Beds)

people floating on seven mile beach

One of the Cayman Islands’ signature places to stay is getting an upgrade: the Grand Cayman Marriott Resort.  The Seven Mile Beach property has begun what it’s calling an “extensive renovation of rooms and suites,” according to a statement from […]


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