rhum agricole


The Winners of the Caribbean Rum Awards in St Barth

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GUSTAVIA — It came down to a rum-off.  For the first time, the most exclusive rums in the Caribbean went head-to-head in a blind tasting competition at Caribbean Journal’s Caribbean Rum Awards in St Barth, and a team of seven international […]


The Caribbean's Most Exclusive Rum Event Is Coming to St Barth

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The Caribbean’s most exclusive island is the new home of a major Caribbean rum event. Caribbean Journal’s Caribbean Rum Awards, the region’s leading celebration of premium rums, is coming to St Barth from Nov. 6-10. The second edition of the […]


Campari Buys Two Major Caribbean Rum Brands

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By Alexander Britell In what could be an industry-shaking move for Caribbean rum and rhum agricole, global spirits firm Campari Group has purchased French company Rhumantilles. Rhumantilles is the owner of nearly 97 percent of Martinique-based Bellonnie & Bourdillon Successeurs, […]


Rum Journal: Martinique’s A1710 Diamond Rock

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You’re forgiven if you don’t think much of white rum. For too long, molasses-based white rums have dominated the market, particularly in the United States, offering little other than industrial flavors and the occasional headache. But in the French Caribbean, […]

The First-Ever Martinique Rhum Awards Were a Big Hit

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By the Caribbean Journal staff It was a strong star for the first-ever edition of the Martinique Rhum Awards. The new rum festival, the brainchild of world-famous beach bar proprietor Guy Ferdinand and the Rum Embassy, featured a week of […]

The Caribbean’s Best New Rum Festival Is In Martinique

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Lovers of the best rums in the Caribbean can unite on the French Caribbean island of Martinique next month for the region’s newest, hottest rum festival. It’s called the Martinique Rhum Awards, and it’s a […]


Rum Journal: A Special Rum from Guadeloupe’s Reimonenq

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There are rums, there are special rums and then there are rums for rum drinkers. The third category isn’t for everyone, filled with rums of unique character, of sometimes too much strength, of uncanny personality. That brings us to a […]

Rum Journal: A Concerto From Guadeloupe’s Longueteau

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By Alexander Britell In recent years, the once-mysterious world of rhum agricole has opened itself to rum lovers, with its terroir and endless sophistication charming palates around the world. Much of that, however, has been the sublime rhum agricole from […]

Rum Journal: Martinique's Trois Rivieres Cuvee du Moulin

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By Alexander Britell As you drive along the central highway toward the southern coast of Martinique, there are few notable views — save one. There’s a stunning old stone windmill flanked by a few wooden buildings. But this is not mere […]


Rum Journal: A Triple Vintage from Martinique

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By Alexander Britell When the harvest changes, the rum changes. It’s a tenet particular to the Rhum Agricole of the French Caribbean, the only Caribbean rum with a true terroir. When you make your rum from freshly pressed sugar cane […]

Rum Journal: An Exquisite New Rum From Martinique’s A1710

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By Alexander Britell Just to the side of a centuries-old stone villa in the northeast of Martinique is what just might be the most exciting boutique rum distillery in the entire Caribbean. And all it makes is white rum (for […]

Rum Journal: A Terrific New Caribbean Rum: One Drop

When it made its debut four years ago, Harbour Island’s Afrohead rum sent a shockwave through the industry. Its superb design — and its drinkability — were a refreshing addition to the Caribbean’s rum offering. It was bold, it was cool […]


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