Thursday, February 18, 2010
You Say Rum, I say Rhum: Depaz Rhum Agricole
Rhum Agricole (literally "agricultural rum" in French) is rum from the French Carribbean, principally Martinique. Unlike rums from the Anglo and Spanish Carribbean which are distilled from molasses, rhum agricole is distilled from sugar cane juice. This tends to give it a fresher, lighter quality than other rums.
Depaz Blue Cane Rhum Agricole, Martinique - Saint-Pierre, 45% ($33)
Nose of fresh, sweet agave spirit and corn whiskey, not really rummy but a touch of sugar. Flavor is a smooth treat with hints of that agave. The corn whiskey nose yields to mulling spice and some cane sugar. Great stuff! Depaz is possibly the most drinkable rum I've had, and one of my favorite spirits on the market.