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Rum Journal: Martinique’s Rhum A1710 La Perle

 By Alexander Britell On an island like Martinique, one with an immense tradition of rummaking and the world’s only AOC designation for rum, a new distillery isn’t very common. That’s what made it so wonderful to see last year’s debut …

Rum Journal: A Special Rum From Marie-Galante

 Marie-Galante. It’s one of those far-flung, exotic islands that few tourists have reached, outside of those from mainland France, of course. And as we’ve noted before, this pancake-shaped island in the Guadeloupe archipelago has a special claim to fame: there …

Rum Journal: Martnique’s Tres Vieux Rhum Dillon

 The beautiful thing about rhum agricole is that terroir matters. Martinique doesn’t use imported ingredients to make its rum, like far too many of its Caribbean neighbors. That means that every year the same label of rum can taste different, …

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 Far on the eastern end of Guadeloupe’s butterflied island pair is Le Moule. It is a nondescript place of farms and palm trees, quiet and breezy. But it has a secret. In a lush hilltop next to an old mill …

 Sure, you’ll find a lot of recipes for hot buttered rum this week, or perhaps an early egg nog with spiced rum. But why not go grand? That’s where our favorite new recipe comes in: the Creole Royale, a French …

 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 …

 It’s practically a given: when you open a bottle of Martinique’s Rhum Saint James, you’ll find a high-quality, great-tasting rhum agricole.  But what’s also a given is something a bit more rare: whatever the age, whatever the vintage, St James …

 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 …

 If you’ve been to the French Caribbean, it’s likely you’ve encountered a very nice after-dinner tradition: the homemade punch. It’s usually free, a gift of the proprietor for choosing his or her restaurant, and it’s usually delicious — a blend …

 A great little rum bar on Cooper Island It’s a trend we like. More and more hotels are starting to celebrate the glory of rum by creating bars tailored around the spirit. That means rums not just from local distilleries …

 Haiti’s classic rum in a fresh fruit cocktail By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s one of the great exports of Haiti — rum. And, more specifically, the country’s famous Rhum Barbancourt. That brings us to the Marriott Port-au-Prince, where the …

 You may not have heard of it. Indeed, beyond Martinique and the Metropole, it remains far under the radar. But there’s a rhum from Martinique that needs your immediate attention. Without a US distributor (yet), the work of Martinique’s terrific Habitation Saint-Etienne …

 Celebrating rhum agricole By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The first-ever Martinique Rhum Festival will take place in New York this week as part of Harlem Week 2015. The festival on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 6 PM, will feature 10 celebrated Martinique rhums, …

 Above: the Depaz plantation in Martinique (CJ Photo) It’s simple: we at Rum Journal love Martinique’s Rhum Depaz. In fact, its Cuvee Prestige took home the Rhum Agricole of the Year award last year. But it remains largely a secret …

 Above: Hotel Plein Soleil in Martinique (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell LE FRANCOIS — There are bananas growing by the pool. By my pool. They are not yet ripe; it will be many weeks or months before they …

 Above: the Hardy boutique in Tartane (all photos by CJ) THE RHUM of Tartane is not known much beyond Tartane. Nor, for that matter, is Tartane. This little seaside town on the Atlantic coast of Martinique has a tiny collection …

 Above: Guadeloupe’s Rhum Vieux 8 Ans Cuvée du Millenaire EVERY CARIBBEAN island has a taste. Whether you’re trying a rum from Martinique or the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico or Barbados, there’s always a singular ingredient, a unique component in the …

 YOU MAY have seen the bottle. It’s iconic. The pale-yellow bottle of white rum labeled Rhum Bologne is found at rum bars around the world. Bologne is one of the heavyweights of Guadeloupe’s rhum agricole industry, and it’s in no …