Duquesne Rhum Blanc
Rhum Agricole Blanc
Duquesne // Martinique
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.
Rhum Agricole BlancRhum distilled from fresh sugarcane juice. Has either been left alone to rest for 3 months, or if aged in oak, must not exceed 3 months in barrel. In Martinique, must be bottled between 80-110 proof.
"Although completely clear in the glass, the aroma on this rhum agricole makes its presence known as soon as you pour a bit. A classic agricole nose, grassy with enticing elements of honey. Just nosing this is a pleasure. Upon tasting, it starts out with funky vegetal notes, and a few seconds later bursts into sweet fruit. It finishes with a moderate amount of burn, but that’s to be expected given its 50% ABV. An ideal rhum for use in Ti punch and Tiki recipes."