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Old 05-20-2008, 07:48 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Socrates View Post
An interesting question. There are quality distillers of both types who make wonderful products. I understand your question, and the best I can come up with is that is that cane juice rum, which the French named agricultural, in general tastes very different than molasses rum, which they called industrial in a kind of put down.
From what I know about the French the decision to make the distinction between rhum agricole and rhum industriel, as they call it. Though French rhum agricole is much better known, in the late 90s, there were about equal amounts of rhum agricole and rhum industriel distilled on Martinique.

Quite honestly, if there is any arrogance among French distillers it is directed at other French distillers, most don't care about the rest of the world's rum.
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