rhum agricole

Rum Journal: The Rum Awards 2015

 There’s something different about sipping a glass of fine rum. Sure, there are great spirits from around the world. But when you drink a glass of rum, you’re tasting something else — history, culture, love, torment, romance. You are tasting …

Rum Journal: A Very Old Rhum From Marie-Galante

 THERE ARE more rhum distilleries per capita on the island of Marie Galante than anywhere else on earth. Three, to be exact, and each is among the best distilleries you’ve likely never heard of. It is the kind of place where …

Rum Journal: A Sweet Ti’ Punch in St Martin

 Another take on a Caribbean classic GRAND CASE — There is another way to make a Ti’ Punch, the simplest, purest, greatest cocktail in the West Indies. The usual way is with brown sugar, lime and rhum agricole blanc. Or, perhaps …

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 It’s the rum capital of the Caribbean — at least if you go by the number of distilleries. The French Caribbean island of Martinique has a whopping 11 distilleries, with even more rum brands, each producing the department’s signature rhum …

 Above: Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum (CJ Photo) SAMMY HAGAR doesn’t fool around. After conquering rock and roll music and tequila, The Red Rocker’s recent foray into white rum is on its way to a similarly legendary status. Searching for a …

 THE FRENCH WEST INDIES is a global rum hub — making the world’s best rhum agricole distilled from locally-grown sugar cane. And we’ve long been fans of the wonderful rhums of Guadeloupe. Of course, these rhums are traditionally difficult to …

 Above: Barbancourt’s distillery This week’s Rum Journal takes a look at the best-known rum out of Haiti, which is, in fact, a rhum. In the world of cane spirits, the letter “h” says a lot — signifying the difference between …