Three VSOP rhums from different islands in the French West Indies are exhibited this month. Common to all of these rhums is their VSOP declaration; they are aged a minimum of four years in oak. Further, each is distilled from of fermented fresh sugarcane juice and share the pride and excellence in craftsmanship that French rhum makers all over the world insist upon. And while all come from the French West Indies, separated by only a couple of humdred miles, each is produced on a different island. These three VSOP rhums agricole are an expression of their island's individual terroir, shaped by the distiler's skill and master blender's art. (old postcard courtesy of Bob "The Rumelier" Davies.)
Events and Travels
Rum Gallery teams up again with Island Windjammers to host another Caribbean Rum Cruise, this one sailing from Saint Martin/Sint Maarten in November. There might still be a berth and rum for you onboard the stately M/S Sagitta sailing ship for the November Rum Cruise. Read all about it at Uncommon Caribbean and Porthole magazine.
Following their successful rum tasting events in Puerto Rico, The Rum Lab plans to make waves in the heart of Bourbon Country. The first Midwest Rum Festival takes place this yeaar in Louisville, Kentucky on December 6. Be sure to sample sugacane- and corn-based spirits in the heart of Bourbon country.