A lovely cask finished Rhum Agricole from Martinique based distillery Trois Rivières.
Made from fresh pressed cane juice, which has been fermented in open tanks and distilled in traditional “creole columns”.
The spirit was initially matured in American oak casks for 7 months, before a second maturation for 9 months in 200 litre French oak (including some old Cognac casks) casks.
The result is a rum that serves up notes of dried fruits, pineapple, mango, vanilla, honey, brown sugar, sweet cane, cinnamon, bright oak, oily nut, chocolate, grapes and tobacco leaf.
Bottled at 43% ABV for a little more depth, this is a well balanced and well made rum.