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Archive for the ‘Agricole’ Category

Review: Chamarel VSOP Rum (2006) 

Posted by Arctic Wolf on January 28, 2020

La Rhumerie de Chamarel is located on the Island Nation of Mauritius which is situated several hundred miles east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. The distillery cultivates its own sugarcane with a harvest is done by hand, without ever burning the crops. Freshly harvested sugarcane is transferred to the Distillery within within 4 hours of being cut to preserve its freshness and aromas.

Chamarel VSOP is produced from rums distilled on both the plate column (90 %) and the copper still (10 %).  Each style of rum is aged separately for 4 to 6 years in Ex-American Oak Barrels & Ex-French Oak Barrels in the La Rhumerie de Chamarel aging cellars.

Here is a link to my completed review:

Review: Chamarel VSOP Rum (2006)

” … I notice lots of fine oak spice in the breezes mingling with vanilla and butterscotch. There is also a nice herbal note which began as a wisp, but soon grew in stature asserting itself into the oak and butterscotch. I also begin to notice notes resembling dried raisins, almonds, orange peel, camphor, as well as hints of cinnamon and mint …”

Please enjoy the review which now includes a nice recipe suggestion, the Mauritian Persbyterian Cocktail.

Chimo!

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24 Days of Rum (#18) – Ron Aldea Maestro (Spain)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 18, 2019

Day 18 of my Rum Advent takes me to the Canary Islands which I discovered are a Spanish archipelago located in Atlantic Ocean about 100 kilometers off the coast of Morocco.

The spirits company traces its history back to the Distillery of Ron Aldea which Don Manuel Quevedo Alemán founded in the municipality of Aldea de San Nicolás de Tolentino, on the Canary Island of Gran Canaria. Today, Ron Aldea Rum is produced on the fifth largest of the Canary Islands, La Palma.

Ron Aldea Maestro was distilled in 2006 from locally produced sugarcane juice using the original still that Don Manuel Quevedo Aleman built in 1893.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the No. 18 spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: Ron Aldea Maestro (10 Years Old)

“… Melding of oak, caramel and baking spices with a light leathery bitterness and a touch of orange peel spiciness …”

Chimo!

Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.

 

 

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24 Days of Rum (#16) – Clemente Select Barrel (Martinique)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 16, 2019

On day 16 of my Rum Advent I am travelling to Martinique to sample an Agricole Rhum from one of the most prominent Agricole producers in the Caribbean. Clément Agricole Rhum has been produced on the Isle of Martinique since 1887. Although the agricole  Rhum is distilled at the Simon Distillery, the rhum is finished at Habitation Clément (built on the site of a former sugar refinery) which was purchased by Homére Clément in 1887.

Review: Clemente Select Barrel

“… A touch of herbal grass with layers of butterscotch and honey. Oak and light baking spices followed by vanilla and almond with a light raisin-like quality underneath …”

Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.

Chimo!

 

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24 Days of Rum (#11) – Toucan #4 Rhum (Madeira)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 11, 2019

Today I am traveling (at least in Spirit) to the equatorial zone of South America, at the edge of the rain forest where the Agricole Rhum, Toucan #4 is produced in French Guiana. (French Guiana is an overseas department of France on the northeast coast of South America, composed mainly of tropical rainforest.)

Toucan Rhum is produced at Rhumerie Saint-Maurice, located in the municipality of Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni (French Giana). This South American distillery is located about 350 km from the equator on the east coast. The sugar cane used for the production of Toucan Rhum is harvested from a field which sits at the edge of a virgin rain forest where the Toucan bird (from which the Rhum receives its name) still flourishes in great numbers.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the eleventh spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: Toucan No. 4 Rhum

“… Fine oak spice appears with a strengthened herbal impression which now reminds me of light tobacco with a dash of menthol. Bits of resin and camphor, butterscotch, orange peel and balsam wood. Shortbread cookies …”

Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.

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24 Days of Rum (#9) – William Hinton 3 Year Old Rum (Madeira)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 9, 2019

I have reached Rum number 9 in my Christmas Advent, a mild Agricole-like rum from Madeira. Madeira (an autonomous region of Portugal) is an archipelago comprising 4 islands approximately 520 kilometers off the northwest coast of Africa.

William Hinton founded his Distillery in 1845 producing his rum from local sugar cane juice. The Distillery had great success and by 1920 was processing 600 tons of sugar cane daily. Unfortunately, this was the peak of the Distillery’s rum production and a decline eventually saw the distillery cease production in 1986.

Fortunately, in 2006, William Hinton’s heirs relaunched the distillery using an alembic still. Their William Hinton 3 Year Old Rum is produced from sugar cane syrup which has undergone a special prolonged fermentation process and aged in French oak barrels.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the ninth spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: William Hinton 3 Year Old Rum

“… Light and floral almost delicate with a mild herbal quality, hints of camphor, ginger and cinnamon as well as a light light fruitiness of banana and green grape, perhaps a touch of red licorice …”

Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.

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