About Rhum Agricole Blanc

About Rhum Agricole Blanc
Rhum Agricole Blanc, like all agricole rhums, are an AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) designated and protected spirit produced from fresh squeezed sugar cane juice, instead of molasses, and rested in stainless steel or oak vessels for not more than 3 months. This clear rhums are generally full bodied and fiery, frequently bottled at 100 proof. They are usually clear and have a very bold grassy, peppery flavor profile that evinces their fresh cane origin.

With flavors such as powdered sugar, meringue and sweet cream, these are exotic and quite distinctive spirits that are primarily used as mixing rums for tiki or exotic cocktails; they blend particularly well with fruit flavors. The classic Rhum Agricole Blanc cocktail is the Ti Punch which is simply Rhum Agricole Blanc, sugar cane syrup, ice, and a shaved and twisted lime.

These rhums are formally differentiated from fresh cane juice based rhums from other French Caribbean islands, like Haiti and Guadeloupe, by the AOC designation, but it is common practice to refer to all fresh cane rums as 'agricole rums'.

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Saint James Rhum Imperial Blanc Agricole
95 points
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Clear color. Grassy, herbal, complex aromas of potting soil, cigarette, cascara, and fresh starfruit with a supple, vibrant, dryish thin body and a peppery, elegant, very long bone marrow, whole apricot, fine china, and sugar snap pea and pimento finish. A slow-developing Agricole that rewards the drinker with a flavor journey.
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Damoiseau Rhum Agricole
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Clear color. Lively, creamy, earthy aromas and flavors of warm goat’s milk custard, cane, coconut husk, and green pineapple and papaya with an oily, shy, fruity full body and a peppery, complex, long finish with notes of white toffee, dried tropical fruits, peppery spices, and wet limestone finish. A robust roller coaster of earthy mineral and cane flavors with a peppery finish.
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Clément Canne Bleue Rhum
93 points
Clear color. Lively, earthy, grassy aromas of fresh cut cane stalk, fresh meringue, nougat, and hint of pickled papaya with a soft, shy, dryish full body and a warming, nuanced, long coconut milk, minerals, powdered sugar and pepper, and grass finish. A rich, creamy white rum with lots of earthy minerality and cane notes that will be sensational in cocktails.
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Damoiseau Cane Rhum
88 points
Clear color. Mild, earthy, creamy aromas of coconut soufflé, cane stalk, macadamia nougat, and yeasty pastry with a silky, shy, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, brisk nut oil, powdered sugar, chalk, and straw finish. A solid white rum with good texture and smoothness.
88 points $32.95