Discover the Rums of Martinique
Martinique is renowned throughout the world for the exceptional quality of its rums. As a true treasure of the Caribbean, this island offers a unique experience for rum lovers. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Martinican rums with CocoAppli.
The history and tradition of rum in Martinique
The tradition of rum production dates back several centuries in Martinique. The French settlers brought with them their know-how in the cultivation of sugar cane and the distillation of rum. Today, Martinique is proud of its controlled designation of origin (AOC) which guarantees the authenticity and quality of its rums.
The different types of Martinican rum
Martinique offers a wide range of rums to satisfy all palates. Some of the most well-known types include:
Agricultural White Rum
Agricultural white rum is made from fresh sugar cane juice, which gives it vegetal aromas and great finesse. It is often used in the preparation of cocktails and ti-punch, the emblematic drink of Martinique.
Amber rum is aged in oak barrels, which gives it a golden color and more complex aromas. Its round and balanced taste makes it an ideal choice to be enjoyed neat or with ice cubes.
Old rum is the result of prolonged aging in oak barrels. It offers rich flavors, woody notes and remarkable aromatic complexity. Old rums are often savored slowly to fully appreciate their taste qualities.
Rum distilleries to visit in Martinique
Martinique is home to many renowned distilleries where you can learn about the rum-making process and taste different varieties. Here are some must-see distilleries:
Located in François, the Clément distillery is famous for its high-end agricultural rums. Tour the facilities and stroll through the beautiful gardens surrounding the distillery.
Saint James Distillery
The Saint James distillery, located in Lamentin, is one of the oldest on the island. Discover its fascinating history and taste a selection of quality rums.
How to choose and taste a Martinican rum
Choosing a Martinican rum can be an exciting experience. Here are some tips to help you:
- Consider your taste preferences: do you prefer a light and fruity rum or a more intense and complex rum?
- Check the age indications: older rums generally have more developed flavors.
- Try different brands and varieties to find your favorites.
To taste a Martinican rum, take the time to appreciate it. Pour a small quantity into a suitable glass, observe its color, breathe in its aromas and taste it slowly to savor all its subtleties.
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