Tag: rum

Plantation Rum: Ferrand engages in a stylistic exercise

Plantation cleared the 6-metre bar with their Extrême series (already in its 3rd season). So little was our surprise when the team told us that one of the brothers used to be a shot putter – no pun intended! You’re not very familiar with Plantation’s Single Casks,…

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How to convince a whisky enthusiast to switch to rum

It’s not as hard as you think. Dare to reveal to a whisky connoisseur that you prefer rum. And observe their reaction. Can you see it, the irony sparking in their pupil ? And the mockery raising one corner of the mouth, the anxiety of frowning nostrils? Notice…

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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…

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What’s India drinking

Although the effect of demonitization, declaration of a new dry state and the recent Supreme Court decision to ban liquor shops within 500 meters of national and state highways has been detrimental to the growth of spirits industry in India, according to latest reports, three Indian rum…

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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…

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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…

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HSE unveils Ragtime!

HSE further complements its range with its Ragtime but before talking about the product, let’s talk about the name… Ragtime is an African-American musical genre and a precursor to jazz, with its origins in 1900s America. Listen to an excerpt from Scott Joplin below: Not bad, eh?…

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Artificial Intelligence’s rum : Interview with Ian Burrell

In an interesting move for the British rum market, Virgin Holiday has begun production of their own blend - ‘the Virgin Holiday Spirit’ - once again proving that rum is the ambassador of tourism. But of course busy Richard Branson and his team didn’t just follow the…

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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...…

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Top Ten Rums between 80 and 150 Euros

With all the bottles the rhum world has to offer, it's hard to choose a real top ten. Taste varies from person to person and therefore this list is not definitive, but rather a reflection of rums that have been tested and approved by Rumporter in each…

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Top 10 Rums between 60 and 80€

With all the bottles the rum world has to offer, it's hard to choose a real top ten. Taste varies from person to person and therefore this list is not definitive, but rather a reflection of rums that have been tested and approved by rumporter in each…

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Top 10 rums between 40 and 60€

with all the bottles the rum world has to offer, it's hard to choose a real top ten. taste varies from person to person and therefore this list is not definitive, but rather a reflection of rums that have been tested and approved by rumporter in each…

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Top 10 rums between 20 and 40€

With all the bottles the rum world has to offer, it's hard to choose a real top ten. Taste varies from person to person and therefore this list is not definitive, but rather a reflection of rums that have been tested and approved by Rumporter in each…

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George Washington and Rum

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

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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,…

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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…

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An upmarket move for Maison La Mauny

Whilst in 2014 the BBS group decided to review the Trois Rivières range and, to our great pleasure, this year they have decided to revisit the products of the recently renamed Maison La Mauny.

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