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Rum Journal: This Martinique Rhum Is Finished in Sauternes Barrels

 Where does a rum begin? Is it in the yeast? Is it in the still? In the case of a rhum agricole, is it in the cane itself? But it’s just as important — if not more important — where …

Rum Journal: HSE Porto Finish

 It’s no secret we’re big fans of Martinique’s Habitation Saint-Etienne, or Rhum HSE. It’s a distillery we’ve often praised for its creativity, particularly for its pioneering work in finishing traditional rhums agricoles in barrels like sherry and malt whisky. The …

Rum Journal: Is This Martinique’s Most Creative Rhum Distillery?

 Above: Habitation Saint-Etienne in Martinique (CJ Photo) Time after time, Habitation Sainte-Etienne, located in the lush Gros Morne area of Martinique, wows its home island and the rum world. The secret? The barrels. No, its rhums aren’t aged longer. They’re …

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 Above: Le Petibonum in Martinique (All photos by CJ) THERE ARE more amazing beach bars in the Caribbean than CJ can count. But with our inaugural Best Caribbean Beach Bar award for 2012, we wanted to highlight something different — …