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Rhum Agricole

Fresh sugar cane juice rhum from the French islands.


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Old 05-23-2008, 12:21 AM   #11
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The notion that all other rum made in the world is "Industrial"( outside of Agricole) just because the French choose to name their own such seems a bit hollow to me.


You know that. I know that. I've had the pleasure to meet many "Rhum" snoobs that choose to refer to Rum (flor de cana, Appleton & such) as Industrial. All I'm saying is give both love. I think all of us at the "Ministry" do.
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:50 AM   #12
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:47 AM   #13
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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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It is kind of a shame that it comes across this way, as some accuse the French of being rum snobs because of it, and many take up arms against agricole without giving it much of a chance. Needless to say, in my world it just means that Martinique agricole is a type of rhum that is made to certain standards. I still don't think they mean to insult the rest of the rum producers in the world, as the term Traditional is used in commerce. I will never think it is better than any of the molasses based rums, just different, as the many bottles of both on my shelf can attest to.
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I will never think it is better than any of the molasses based rums, just different, as the many bottles of both on my shelf can attest to.
I agree on that.
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:02 PM   #16
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In the French islands, rhum made from molasses is called 'rhum traditionnel' on the label. From my perspective, the idea that the words industrial rum are demeaning is only promoted by writers who aren't French.
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I would agree that some people will always to want take the French rhum distillers to task over thier titles. They have been setting these types of standards with wine, cognac, and other spirits for years in France. I will always disagree with the concept that this is JUST a marketing ploy. The most wonderful thing about rum is the diversity.
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We should be grateful for this diversity.
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This is one of my favorite everyday rums. But I was wondering, on this website it says that the rum is aged in used Whisky barrels and the book, The Complete Guide To Rum says that Ron Del Barrilitto ages theirrum in used European wine casks. Which is correct?
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This is one of my favorite everyday rums. But I was wondering, on this website it says that the rum is aged in used Whisky barrels and the book, The Complete Guide To Rum says that Ron Del Barrilitto ages theirrum in used European wine casks. Which is correct?


This has nothing to do with Rhum Agricole but :

Barrilito "ages in charred sherry wine barrels (white oak). This is different than other rum producers in Puerto Rico — all the others age their rum in charred whisky barrels, and then they blend the aged spirits."

So yeah it seems like the site is wrong. I also think I found out why I love the 3 star so much its aged in Sherry casks for 6-10 years. I love rum aged in sherry casks.
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