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Rum & Sustainability – Virginie de Pouppeville: “Envisaging a future with no volume restrictions isn’t very realistic.”

Virginie de Pouppeville is Quality Manager at BBS (La Mauny, Trois Rivières). As such, she works across the entire production line, from field to bottle. She talks to us about the company’s environmental policy. Rumporter: What measures have you implemented for environmental protection? Virginia Poupeville: We are…


Mount Gay, the summit of Barbados

On this island, the birthplace of rum, as Barbados has been called for centuries, Mount Gay is a must-see landmark. This coral island, as flat as a pancake or almost – its highest point, Mount Hillaby “culminates” at 336 m – Barbados offers little in the way…


Luca Gargano and Jamaica, a true romance

If there is a key figure in the rum world, that person is Luca “Ruruki” Gargano! The introduction into the French and European markets of new Yardies bottled by the Genoa-based company has given us an opportunity to find out more about the love affair Ruruki has had…


How justified was the call to boycott Flor de Caña ?

Translated into English by Thomas Giraud In the light of the devastating effects caused by a kidney disease of non-traditional causes called CKDu (Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology), which has decimated workers in Nicaragua’s sugar industry since the early 2000’s, Rumporter has decided to take action with an investigation…


Laodi: Laotian agricole rhum, the dream of Ikuzo Inoue

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...…


George Washington and Rum

This statement alone could almost be used to summarise rum trade in the 18th century on the American continent.


Trois Rivières: from the plantation to the still

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,…


Mount Gay, noblesse oblige

Barbados, dubbed the birthplace of rum, required a lord to play the role of its illustrious representative, a role that history gave to Sir John Gay Alleyne, particularly since Mount Gay is the oldest rum distillery in the world. And yet it could have been given many…


Interview with Emmanuel Becheau of JM rums

Cyrille Hugon: How long have you been working for J.M? Emmanuel Becheau : I began my professional career at Héritiers Crassous de Médeuil in July 1997 where I worked as the Commercial Director until 2002 (when the company was taken over by GBH, the Groupe Brenard Hayot). Following…

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