Créole Shrubb Orange Rhum Agricole Liqueur
Rhum Clément Créole Shrubb is a fascinating blend of the finest white and aged Rhum Agricole from the birthplace of that spirit, married with local spices, sun-dried bitter orange peels and a dash of sugar syrup. The first impression is of a summer breeze bringing wafts of tangy orange, cut grass, blossom and vanilla. A touch of sweetness is kept perfectly in check by the bitterness of the orange peel and the exquisite florals. It’s like sipping a moreish marmalade on a summer’s day. We can’t recommend this highly enough as an aperitif or a digestif, and we also love to use it to add oomph and depth of flavour to any cocktail that calls for triple sec or one of those famous French orange liqueurs.
When Europeans stopped buying sugar from the rugged Caribbean island of Martinique, the industry collapsed. But the pioneering and entrepreneurial Mayor of Le François, Homère Clément, stepped in and bought the prestigious Domaine de l’Acajou plantation. Using similar methods to those employed in Cognac, he focused his attention on the production of A.O.C. Martinique Rhum Agricole. Most rum is made from molasses (a by-product of the sugar production), but the funkier Rhum Agricole is crafted from free-run sugarcane juice, giving it plant-like flavours and more sense of terroir. Think of it as the natural wine of the rum world. Homère Clément is widely seen as the father of Rhum Agricole (although it was his son, Charles, who perfected the family recipe), and the distillery that bears his name remains one of the finest proponents of this style. Their rhum is only produced for two months a year, when the sugarcane is ripe and fresh. This juice is open-top fermented (native yeasts adding to the unique sense of place), then passed through a single-column copper still, before being mellowed in gently aerated stainless steel tanks. Domaine de l’Acajou was renamed Habitation Clément. This Créole home is the birthplace of Rhum Agricole and is listed as a Historic Monument by the Ministry of Culture. For true rum geeks, visiting and tasting Rhum Clément is like a holy experience.
£5.14 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3361713
Style No.: 854067
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