About Rum and Cane Spirits from Mauritius

About Rum  and  Cane Spirits from Mauritius
Mauritius, a volcanic island nation in the Indian Ocean, has a varied spirits industry, with spirits including honey liqueur as well as several different types of rum. These include white rum, spiced gold rum, rhum agricole blanc, coffee rum and vanilla rum. While most are destined for cocktails, there are some aged rums of XO quality that are outstanding and should be enjoyed in a small snifter along with a cigar.

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Rum and Cane Spirits

Emperor Private Collection Mauritius Rum
92 points
Dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of green onion, fresh romaine lettuce, licorice, sunflower seeds, dried pineapple, and copper pot with a round, bright, dryish light body and a warming, appealing, medium-long finish imparting accents of sweet soy, bananas foster, candied orange and ginger, and white pepper. A round and warming rum that shifts from a distinctively vegetal nose to a creamy and caramelized palate; very fun for cocktails.
STARR Ultra Superior Light Rum
89 points
Clear color. Inviting, fresh aromas of sweet anise, coconut, toasted marshmallow, sweet tarragon, and strawberries in cream with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, medium-length candied pineapple and melon finish. A silky-smooth and inviting Rum that begs for daiquiris.
89 points $32.99