A Guide to the Best Sipping Rums Under $50

Spirits that are made from sugarcane are made in a vast range of styles under sometimes conflicting and incongruous techniques in several dozen countries around the world. And yet, they are almost all considered, simply, “rum.” For some producers, the spirit is all about long, funky fermentations and flavorful pot-distillation. Others prize a light and elegant ...

5 French Style Rums you Need

French styled rum, commonly identified as rhum agricole (yes, rum with an H) is inescapable when seeking out rum options at your local bar, restaurant, or liquor store.  AOC Rhum Agricole, hailed from the French West Indies of the Caribbean, undresses a category of rum bursting with bold and funky flavor profiles that cannot be imitated anywhere else in ...

Pouring Out Paradise

Check out this recent article from Yachting Magazine that gives us a nice look into Martinique's rich culture of Rhum Agricole. “The best rum in the world comes from Martinique,” Laurent Assier de Pompignan insists. The silver-haired connoisseur is Martinique’s largest importer of fine wines, Champagnes and spirits, and he assures me there’s no need to ...

Meet R(h)um’s One Percent

December 13, 2013 story: Wyatt Peabody photo: Peden + Munk From the dank jungle of Martinique to the cool cellars of Cognac, a new wave of high-quality r(h)um is establishing both the depth of the category and its connection to place. The very mention of “rum” conjures immediate imagery: serene tropical islands, bloody revolutions, multinational booze thugs, yacht-rock or ...

Rums That Don’t Need Fruity Mixers

After at least a decade in the barrel, rums such as Clément Cuvée Homère and Samaroli have gained the character and complexity of the best whiskeys FOR MANY, rum is the stuff of boat drinks and sea legs, the clear and anodyne vodka of the tropics. At summer's peak, that may feel like enough, but this ...