In many ways, rum is the most captivating spirit in the world. No other spirit can be made in as many different places, methods, or styles. The depth, variety, and value of rum is unparalleled and the complexity rivals that of any other category. There is perhaps no better example of this than the great rhum agricoles of the world.
Initially only produced within the domain of the French Caribbean, rhum agricole is now made around the world - with notably excellent examples coming out of Martinique in the form of Rhum J.M. and out of Northern California in the form of craft spirit pioneers St. George. This special style of rum is made exclusively from the distillation of fresh pressed cane juice - not molasses, like most rums. The flavors are unlike anything else and the greatest iterations capture the unique terroir of their origins in much the same way as a great wine or mezcal. Despite an abundance of great spirits to explore, there’s simply no time like the start of summer to embrace the wide world of rhum agricole.
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