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Fresh sugar cane juice rhum from the French islands.


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Old 03-03-2008, 12:35 AM   #1
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Default Depaz? Whats similar?

Just read a great article of Rum Agricole in a magazine called Drinks. It references a guy named Ed Hamilton (is that you Ed?). I really enjoy Depaz, what other Rum Agricole is similar?
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:15 AM   #2
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They found me again. I've written for Drinks and have talked to a number of people about rhum agricole for more magazines than I can count and some of the articles have actually been published.

As for what is similar to Depaz Blue Cane Amber Rum, La Favorite Ambre is the closest you'll find to Depaz though Neisson Eleve Sous Bois has more nutty wood flavor than either of the other two. Depaz is diluted to 90 proof for the US market, the amber rhum agricole from Depaz is bottled at 100 proof on Martinique. Both La Favorite and Neisson amber rhums are bottled at 100 proof under the US and French labels and the rhums are identical for both markets, the labels had to have the word RUM added to satisfy the TTB in the freest country in the world.
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And what about Depaz blanc? the one i have is bottled in Martinique at 100 proof, is that one sold in the Us at the same proof? which other blanc is most similar to this one ?
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In the US, Depaz is imported by a company called Kobrand and they don't import any white rhum agricole to the US. What you have in Sweden at 100 proof is the same as what is sold on Martinique.
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Spent the last few evenings with a bottle of Depaz. I really enjoy it.

I obviously need to explore deeper into this whole rhum agricole scene...
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I obviously need to explore deeper into this whole rhum agricole scene...
Dood, apart from the obvious wonderful Ti punch and Punch vieux, try scooping out a Pineapple, muddle some of the fruit in a mixing glass, add the juice of 2 limes, 2 tblsp honey-mix, 5 ml orgeat, 25ml 100 proof agricole blanc, 25 ml aged agricole and shake with ice very quickly. Fill the pineapple with crushed ice, strain and pour. Add Ting.

The problem with honey mix is the milk solids that forms when the mix gets chilled. Make the honey mix with one part butter (if possible use clarified butter) and equal part sugar that you heat and mix together and then add some JW&N overproof rum.
You want a smooth creamy sauce.
Keep just above room temp when adding to the mixing glass. I sometimes shake and ignore the milk solids..when drunk from a pineapple you don`t see them..but the drink is fabulous!


Or use this honey mix (1:1 honey and water, heat but do not boil, then cool it and bottle it; will keep 2 weeks in fridge)
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