An agricole rum finished in Delamain Cognac casks after 9 years in x Bourbon barrels. Brilliant topaz colour. Medium dry aromas suggesting caster sugar, fruit mince pie, raisin slice, vanilla, oak shavings and later, hints of Turkish Delight. A green, caney profile. Plantain? Dried grass? Follows with a soft surge of rum sweetness, white pepper warmth and vanilla oak. Ends delicately bittersweet, caney, mildly tannic and dry
The distillery, founded by Jean Marie Martin (J.M) is located in the North of Martinique Island (French West Indies) and is renowned to be the most prestigious brand for aged Agricole rums. 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, 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.
Lately, and confidently they have experimented with unusual cask finish, going for casks far more complex than the usuals props for whiskies i.e. sherry, port, madeira, fortified sweet wines. They have gone for Calvados, Cognac, and Armagnac casks and longer maturations. So brilliant were the results that all was sold in few days.