Compagnies des Indes is a series of designed to recall the old companies of the age of exploration. As such, it is fitting that this rum has such a distinctive and old-style-rum label. Aside from its ghoulish design, the rum itself is extremely interesting. Usually Compagnies des Indes bottle rum from one region or one distillery, but in this case they have blended together rum from three different regions, from around the world. The number of rums in the blend is reflected in the name Tricorne, which was a type of hat worn in the 18th century, and modelled fetchingly by our skeletal friend on the label. One rum is produced from cane juice (likely a Rhum Agricole, from the French speaking Caribbean), whilst another is made from molasses (the most common form of rum). Yet it is the third rum in the blend that is the most interesting and exotic, it being Batavian Arrack, a rum made with rice in the fermentation and hailing from Indonesia. This is a bright and flavoursome white rum blend, with a surprising complexity. Tricorne is ideal for adding depth to mixed drinks. This rum was awarded a silver medal in the 2017 Rum Conference of Madrid. As with all Compagnie des Indes rums, this is bottled without additional colourants or sweeteners.