what’s India drinking

Although the effect of demonitization, declaration of a new dry state and the recent Supreme Court dec…

Alexandre Vingtier : Geographic Identification, yes we can !

There is something new in terms of transparency, regulation and protection of rum producing areas, a subject of great interest to connoisseurs and professionals alike. Without question, the French have been at the forefront of controlled appellations and global protection of these areas; all French rums have…

El Pasador de Oro, the perfect gift for your brother-in-law?

Once again, Guatemalan rums are distinguishing themselves. And once again, it’s about sugarcane honey, when the freshly pressed sugarcane juice is warmed slowly until the water evaporates and only concentrated sugar remains. Called “virgin cane honey” in the original Guatemalan rum vocabulary, the product is then fermented…

Manutea, for the Polynesian ti-punches

Manutea hails from Tahiti and represents everything we like, like the single variety O’Tahiti, the juice, the slow reduction… what more does one need? The two versions, 40% and 50%, have two very different aroma profiles, which raises the interest of Manutea even further. When we taste…

Pirate’s Grog : Two Englishmen in Honduras…

Les Whiskies du Monde offers a new line of a little rum hailing from Honduras – and more accurately – from the heavenly island of Roatán, 60 kilometers from the northern coasts of the country. Roatán is surrounded by one of the world’s largest coral reef, the…

A1710 and the real gems

The little Martinican distillery never ceases to amaze. It celebrates its first anniversary this year and is about to launch two new white rums called “La Perle Rare” (the real gem), at 52% and 52.5% ABV, both produced from sugarcane grown on an organic land (ECOCERT certified),…

Conde de Cuba : The sweet count

Conde de Cuba was named after an important figure of the island, Francisco Dionisio Vives y Planes, whose title was given by Ferdinand VII, king of Spain. The distillery named Sevilla (like the Spanish city… are you still with us?) then named its rum in his honor.…

Pagès-Védrenne ready to take on Marie-Galante

Pagès-Védrenne, the almost century-old liquor maker, has acquired the distribution rights of Bielle distillery in metropolitan France. After Jamaica with Red Bonny (see the special mixology issue of Rumporter), the French company is courting the Antilles with the Bielle, a great rhum agricole. With the B2B market…

The aptly-named Favorite!

La Favorite, a rum producer on the rise among rum lovers, has set aside 5,000 bottles of its 2009 vintage, previously available at Club Expert Dugas. Let it be known that trade expos are not the best place to discover new spirits, what with the smell of…

Saint James celebrates 20 years of the AOC with a new vintage

For the 20th anniversary of the AOC and following the recent election of Saint James’ oenologist Marc Sassier as chairman of AOC Martinique (from now on, we should call him Mr. Sassier or Mr. Chairman!), the rum maker has launched the brand new Single Cask 1997 in…

Neisson pulls out all the stops as its 85th anniversary

Armade, or the 4 decanters of the Apocalypse, are enough to get your bank privileges suspended! The squadron of 4, which assembles the oldest vintages of the producer, has been imprisoned inside crystal decanters, for the greatest pleasure of collectors and wealthy drinkers alike! It should be…

Trois Rivières and Maison La Mauny score twice

Staying at the top is hard. Trois Rivières knows that and always launches new products very carefully. Before even announcing their latest new rhum, let’s remember that “L23”, the letter and first number in its name rings a bell in many rum lovers’ minds. Last year, Trois…

Oxenham becomes Oxenham Craft Distillery

The Mauritian distillery rebranded itself in July along with the launch of a new Bougainville line sold from October 2017 onwards.  Bougainville has two categories: pure single rums called “Rum Bougainville” and aromatized and spiced rums called “Spirit of Bougainville”. Bougainville is the only distillery in Mauritius…

Worthy Park’s awakening. Are you worthy of Worthy Park?

The Worthy Park distillery is the only genuine “single estate” rum producer in Jamaica. Single estate means that “WP” is the only estate to independently produce 100% of its rum, from planting its own sugarcane to bottling, as well as fermentation and distillation—failing which it can’t be…

Chamarel goes solo

Distillery Chamarel launched four limited-edition offerings: one new single cask and three original finishes. The latter are made of a 100% fresh sugarcane rum aged 6 years in French oak casks. The rum is then split between three different types of casks, each with its own characteristics,…

Ron de Jeremy : new Limited Edition, XXXO

A new reference and the latest entry in the award-winning super-premium Ron de Jeremy Rum portfolio : Ron de Jeremy XXXO The 2017 Limited Edition Ron de Jeremy XXXO is a single batch one-time only rum which takes the smooth Ron de Jeremy ride to new heights.…

USA : the new frontier for Rhum Agricole

In recent years, premium rum sales have increased significantly, as have whiskey and Tequila. So as the US furthers its love of spirits, where does rhum agricole fit in, and what will it take for Americans to fall in love with rums from the Francophone Caribbean ?…

A History of the Daiquiri Cocktail

The Daiquiri Cocktail, made with Cuban rum, sugar and lime, is one of the three main rum  cocktails, along with the ‘Ti’-Punch’, made with cane juice rum, sugar and lime, and the ‘Caïpirinha’, which is made with cachaça, sugar and lime…Recipes are similar. It is difficult to…

Rhum – from the Canefield to Cane Land

A couple of months ago, we (Rumporter) heard about the opening of a new distillery located in Baton Rouge, New Orleans. On that behalf we had to investigate and found out that indeed a brand new distillery started producing rum in this southern state of the USA…

Beachbum Berry Remixed: Go all out Tiki!

Historian and flagship of the current Tiki, we probably have Beachbum Berry to thank for this World return of the current Tiki. He is the author of Beachbum Berry's Grog Log (1998) and Intoxica! (2002), combining these two in 2009 in the Remixed which also contains many…

Smuggler’s Cove Cocktails Go Global with Virgin Atlantic

If you’re reading Rumporter, you’re probably already familiar with the name Martin Cate. After opening Smuggler’s Cove, an award-winning rum and tiki bar in San Fransisco, Cate continued to make an impressive mark on the global cocktail scene with a second bar, co-creation of the outstanding O.F.T.D.…

Chairman’s Reserve Unveils Its New Packaging

In March 2016, Groupe Bernard Hayot announced their acquisition of St Lucia Distillers, and now with the news of this packaging update we are starting to see the signs of the new owner’s influence coming though

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