The unique character of Depaz rum is shaped on sun drenched soils set between sea and the volcano, rich in ashes from Mount Pelée. This ideal position provides exceptional sugar cane and pure and plentiful water from the mountain. These are two raw ingredients that go to make an ‘agricole’ rum of subtle finesse.
Aged for several years in small oak barrels, the callar master then carfully selects the best batches to make the perfect blend.
With its lovely almond hue, Depaz Plantation old rum boasts crystallized fruit andnutmeg flavors. It is rounded on the palate with the most pleasant of finishes.
Heralding from the paradise isle of Martinique, in the lush French West Indies, Depaz Rum is born from the rhum agricole methods of production and features the exclusive use of luxurious estate-grown fresh cut sugar cane. Depaz rums proudly hold the enviable French AOC - Appellation dâOrigine Controlee â designation for Rums Agricole, confirming its strict adherence to precise standards of excellence. The Depaz estate history can be traced back to 1651 when it was established by the governor Jacques Duparquet. The AOC Rhum Agricole de la Martinique restricts production to the short best season for the cane to pack aromas, compels that all and only the fresh juice of the cane be used, contrary to 95% of the world rums using the left-overs (Molasses, crushed stalks) of the sugar refining industry. Agricole Rum belongs to the world of cognac or Armagnac, whenever Traditional Rum (also known as Industrial) is in the grappa / pomace world.
Probably the best of Martinique rums, because on 8th of May 1902 the Montagne PelÃ©e volcano erupted killing the 30000 inhabitants of the town of St Pierre at its foot. The Depaz plantation covered in ash could resume its sugar cane crops only many years later, but with very increased Yields and the best quality of cane juice, thanks to the fertilising properties of the layer of ash. A very small compensation for a terrible drama.