New Booze: Rhum Damoiseau

by Camper English

Rhum Damoiseau is the leading producer of Guadeloupe Rhum Agricole. Rhum Agricole begins with sugarcane, which are pressed to extract the  fresh sugarcane juice. Rhum Agricole is only produced in the spring months of the year during the driest season. The Appellation of Origin guarantees Rhum Damoiseau is crafted and bottled in Guadeloupe. Damoiseau must comply with standard of quality concerning, source and extraction of sugarcane, distillation, and aging.

Already associated in France, Rhum Clement and Rhum Damoiseau are strengthening their partnership with this collaboration in the Unites States.  Damoiseau is imported by Clément USA and is currently available in NY, NJ, CT, MA, DC, and FL; and will open an additional half dozen markets in the middle of the country and western regions of the US in early 2014.

Damoiseau Virgin Cane Rhum is white rum crafted from fresh pressed sugarcane juice, distilled, mellowed, and reduced to bottle proof with the addition of distilled natural spring water. SRP: $32.00 / 750ml

Damoiseau V.S.O.P. begins with natural rhum distilled from free-run sugarcane juice and aged a minimum of 4 years in re-charred Bourbon casks.  SRP: $42.00 / 750ml

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