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Old 05-23-2008, 09:47 AM   #13
Hank Koestner
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I think the terms Agricole and Industriel have been misunderstood by many. The French use this to designate the difference in thier own rums, it has nothing to do with the rest of the world's rum. It has been written that the name and the AOC was an act of snobbery, and that is just not true. Agricole is a certain type of rum and it does have a distictive quality, and some may just not care for it. The French also use the term RumTraditionel(Sp?) to describe rum made by other than sugar cane juice. Whether there is a difference between this and Industrial, I do not know for sure. On my shelves I have rums distilled from all manners of sugar cane distillates, and I love them all. The variations and diversity between the many different rum and rhums across the world are what make this spirit so much fun. Variety is the spice of life!
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