Canne Bleue White Rhum Agricole
The kind of rum that only comes around once in a blue moon…
First launched in 2001, Rhum Clément Canne Bleue was the first mono-varietal rum in the world. This White Rhum Agricole was crafted solely from one kind of sugarcane – canne bleue (blue cane). As the name suggests, the shoots of this sugarcane have a purply-blue hue, but it’s chosen for its richness and intense aromatics. This crystal-clear spirit is deeply complex, displaying notes of grass, peppery spice, creamy cashews, umami notes reminiscent of Japanese sake, and faint floral notes like potpourri in a distant room or spring blossom on the wind. We love to sip it neat on a summer’s day or long with premium tonic water or Coca-Cola No.3 Herbal Signature Mixer, but it also makes an incredible base for rum cocktails, especially a Daiquiri or Rum Martini.
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.
£5.86 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3573199
Style No.: 854069
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