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Rhum Agricole

Fresh sugar cane juice rhum from the French islands.


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Old 02-05-2008, 06:26 PM   #1
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Default rhum bally

about fifty years ago i was in st.lucia,
which is a hop and skip from martinique and
was originally a french island before the english took it.
french rum was smuggled in as a normal procedure
and sold in the clubs.
i got hooked on bally which i remember as being purple.
i checked the bally defunct website and didn't recognize the label or the
colour descriptions of their various rums.
i disliked rhum clemente which was a normal light amber colour.
i guess now that its gone i'm just looking fpr confirmation that it existed.
thanks
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:53 PM   #2
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J Bally closed their distillery in Carbet, Martinique in 1989 though the label still exists. I've never seen a purple bottle though there used to be some purple color on the label. The tradition of French rhum in St Lucia still exists though that trade isn't as prevalent as it used to be.
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:30 PM   #3
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about fifty years ago i was in st.lucia,
which is a hop and skip from martinique and
was originally a french island before the english took it.
french rum was smuggled in as a normal procedure
and sold in the clubs.
i got hooked on bally which i remember as being purple.
i checked the bally defunct website and didn't recognize the label or the
colour descriptions of their various rums.
i disliked rhum clemente which was a normal light amber colour.
i guess now that its gone i'm just looking fpr confirmation that it existed.
thanks
your post reads like a Rod McKuen poem.
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:38 PM   #4
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I enjoy Bally rums, wish I had more than just the one bottle of 1998.
I have Rod Mckuen's full collection. That post does ring familiar........
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:26 PM   #5
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Listen To The Warm.. finish of that fine cane spirit
Gifts From The Sea... a pirate's treasure to be sure
Celebrations Of The Heart... a cozy distillated dream
We Touch The Sky... fleeting moments of appreciation

On Stanyan Street, brews were imbibed
Appreciation was transcribed
Chemistry, artistry long exposed
In terse, profound and metered prose

Rumbullion... rowdy reins resist
Rebel against the status quo
Invigorated pulse persists
Until the candlelight grows low

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Rod McKuen is an old friend of mine. I could not resist infusing a bit of faux Rod poetry into the rum forum on this thread.


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Old 02-07-2008, 08:26 AM   #6
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Nice poem..but what happen to your eye Burr?
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Robert, you knew him personally? Thats great. Is he still around? Did he drink rum?
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