Five Must-Try Rhum Agricole Blanc Bottles

Even if you can’t take a vacation to the French West Indies, you can drink like you’re there. Grab a bottle of any of these rhum agricole blanc bottles and sail away!
May 15, 2018
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    5 Damoiseau Cane Rhum Agricole Blanc
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    Herbal
    The Damoiseau family produces spirits in the rhum agricole style using 100% first-pressed sugarcane juice grown at the Grand Terre estate. The Virgin Cane rum (rhum) is distilled just once to impart the true flavors of the cane juice, then the clear spirit is aged 6 months in stainless steel vats. Natural spring water is added to bring the spirit down to bottle proof.
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    4 Duquesne Rhum Blanc
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    Fruity & Floral
    The Duquesne rhum lineup hails from the Caribbean island of Martinique, at the La Mauny distillery. This agricole-style rhum starts as freshly pressed sugarcane juice which is fermented and then distilled via a single copper-column still. It rests in steel tanks for four to six months before bottling. It’s imported to the United States by Ed Hamilton’s Caribbean Spirits, the same importer for the well-regarded Neisson, La Favorite, and Ministry of Rum bottlings. A nice bonus is the 1-liter bottle size.
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    3 Clément Première Canne Rhum Blanc Agricole
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    Floral
    Clément Première Canne Rhum Blanc Agricole is made from select varieties of sugarcane which are grown at Habitation Clément. After pressing, fermentation takes place before it is distilled once. The distillate rests for nine months in a stainless steel vat. It has volcanic spring water slowly added to bring to 40% ABV before bottling.
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    2 Rhum J.M Agricole Blanc White Rum 40%
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    Herbal & Hogo
    Rhum J.M. Blanc is produced from estate-grown cane harvested each spring after a full year's growth. Within an hour of harvest, the brand has fresh-pressed sugarcane juice which is then allowed to undergo a natural fermentation for 36-48 hours. The fermented juice is distilled in a Créole copper column still to 70% ABV after which the rum is rested for at least three months in stainless tanks. It is then reduced to bottle-strength with volcanic, mineral water sourced from the estate.
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    1 La Favorite Rhum Agricole Blanc Coeur de Canne
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    Fruity & Herbal
    Produced from pure cane sugar grown in the volcanic soils of the island of Martinique, La Favorite Rhum Agricole is distilled in a copper column-still. Founded in 1842, La Favorite is one of the few remaining independently owned rhum distilleries in the world.