While sugar cane has long been cultivated in French Polynesia, it was not until the…
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Interview with Steven Magarry, group distiller for the Australian rum Beenleigh. Rumporter : First rigorous…
Jamaica… an island lost in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba and off the coast of Haiti. Colonized in 1494 by the Spanish, the island officially became English in 1670 and finally gained independence in 1962 and remains part of the Commonwealth.
Did you know that modern day Laos is defined as a result of its historical status as a French protectorate (roughly from 1890 to 1970, or the period of Indochina Wars) and that more than 70% of the country is made up of mountains? Well, I didn’t… When it comes to Thailand or Vietnam, I’m more or less familiar with those two countries. But Laos?
In less than a quarter of a century, Havana Club has become one of the three leading rum brands globally, just behind Bacardi and Captain Morgan, despite the American embargo that prevents it from entering the world’s largest rum market.
Thanks to Rhum, this little Martinique hamlet has become famous around the world – even if its distillery has been out of action since 2004. But the 120 ha plantation still provides its sugarcane juice, and the two distillation columns are still active on the Riviere-Pilote site, less than 5km away.