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Rhum Agricole

Fresh sugar cane juice rhum from the French islands.


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Old 08-18-2009, 05:56 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I've been wanting to try a ti-punch recipe for a while (yes I've never tried one yet), but liquor stores in NB don't stock any type of 'french' rhum.

I'd love to have suggestions as to what type of rum you would try to emulate a rhum agricole...

Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:06 PM   #2
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Barbacourt White is a good substitute. I find it has the nice raw grassy flavor of a rhum agricole.
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:00 PM   #3
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Not sure if it's available in NB, but I find the new Seagram's Smooth Brazilian White Rum is reminiscent of rhum agricole at less than half the price.
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:06 PM   #4
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The new Seagram's Smooth Brazilian Rum would do a good job of making something that approximates a rhum agricole. The context of which I make this suggestion is framed by the strong grassy notes flavor of the Seagrams without being too cachaca-y. At the same time, there are hints of the vegetal taste of a true agricole. Will your you and your guests be missing some of the simple splendor of the Ti Punch? YES. But, given the lack of AOC Agricole minis (nips, for you Brits!), I travel with the Seagram's minis and still get to enjoy a reasonable facsimile.
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:08 AM   #5
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Hmm, this is not going to well. We have none of those you suggested. I keep realizing how limited our selection is.

I'll try to list off what the NB liquor corporation has :
  • Appleton's (full lineup)
  • Bacardi (full lineup)
  • Black Diamond
  • Cabot Tower Demerara
  • Captain Morgan Dark
  • Captain Morgan Deluxe
  • Captain Morgan Gold
  • Captain Morgan Private Stock
  • Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • Captain Morgan White
  • Cruzan Aged Amber
  • Cruzan Black Strap
  • El Dorado (ED3 to ED25)
  • English Harbour
  • Fernandes White Star
  • Flor de Cana (5 to 18)
  • Gosling's Black Seal
  • Gosling's Gold
  • Havana Club 7 years
  • Havana Club Anejo Blanco
  • Havana Club Anejo Reserva
  • Iceberg Gold Rum
  • Iceberg Silver Rum
  • Lambs Navy
  • Lambs Palm Breeze
  • Lambs White
  • Lemon Hart Demerara
  • London Dock
  • McGuinness White
  • Mount Gay Eclipse
  • Newfoundland Screech
  • Old Sam Demerara
  • Plantation Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad
  • Ron Carioca
  • Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

Pretty pathetic, i know... Anyways, any suggestions based on that list?
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:18 AM   #6
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Sorry to say that the Ti Punch's charms will elude you for now.

Nothing that you have will serve as a proper substitute. Please mind you, I was really stretcheing it when I suggested the Seagram's Smooth Brazilian.

The Ti Punch is really something special.
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:16 AM   #7
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Hmm, this is not going to well.
****Pretty pathetic, i know... Anyways, any suggestions based on that list?
Yes make a Daiquiri out of the HC Aсejo Blanco....
It is not a Ti Punch, but it is delicious!
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:41 PM   #8
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Im really shocked at the lack of "french" rum...Doesn't NB have a pretty solid french polulation?
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Don't feel bad - here in Kansas I can't get any kind of Demerara rum, Havana Club, or any Flor de Cana! We all have our limitations and have to work within them. Do you think a neighboring province would have a rhum agricole?
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:47 PM   #10
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Im really shocked at the lack of "french" rum...Doesn't NB have a pretty solid french polulation?
Yes, about a third of the population, and half in my city!

As a whole, I don't think New Brunswickers have ever been introduced to the great rums, namely of the 'french' kind. You'd find more facings of Bacardi, Captain Morgan and Lamb's, although I'm happy to see Appleton's garnering more attention.

My friend, who got into rum with me at the same time, came back a few weeks ago from the US with a bottle of St. James Ambre. He had no idea what the heck it was except that he had never heard about it. Now I realize he may have one of the few rhums in NB... I must visit him soon.

I should make it my mission to bring some rhum in my area... any suggestions, since I know some of you are in the biz?
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