Martinique

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Martinique is a sunny 436 square-mile Caribbean island in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies; the French claimed it in 1635, and it is still part of the European country’s territory. The high-quality French standards have helped the Martinique rum industry position itself as the source of the finest sugar cane spirits. This is the only rum style protected by international law with its own appellation of origin or AOP.

The island’s exciting spirit is called Rhum Agricole. Unlike most other Caribbean rums, this one must be made with the purest sugar cane juice and not with the lesser molasses, a by-product of sugar production.

The French-style spirit is distilled to 70% alcohol in column stills with copper condensers (much lower than most other rums) and rectified to a final 40–55% before bottling. The process makes it one of the most flavourful rums in the world. Of course, using the finest French oak barrels is not unheard of on the island, which gives Rhum Agricole an elegant old-world feel.

There are fourteen distilleries in Martinique, and they produce rum from sugar cane juice in several styles. Perhaps the most coveted is the Rhum Vieux or old rum, which ages for at least three years in oak. Spirits labelled as Dark Rum or Rhum Ambré age for 18 months, and a vibrant and uncomplicated White Rum is not aged at all. The latter is best suited for craft cocktails. For French-style rum, Rhum Agricole from Martinique has no equal.


Top rated Martinique rums

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 21 Years

9.5/10

5 ratings

21 Years

Neisson
1993   21yr   45,3%   €€€€

Top review from Simon Leroux :

"Huge rum, a gorgeous nose but far less gorgeous than the mouth, textured, pervasive and delicious. The finish is very long, always very greedy. Huge"

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 21 Years (Batch 2)

9.5/10

7 ratings

21 Years (Batch 2)

Neisson
2000   21yr   49,8%   €€€€

Top review from Johannes:

"Fantastic Neisson! Must soon hold up in comparison with other Neissons."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum La Flibuste

9.5/10

5 ratings

La Flibuste

La Favorite
1987   30yr   40%   €€€€

Top review from Kevin Sorensen 🇩🇰:

"I just cracked open this bottle because I finished the older brother. Just noticed I didn't score the older ones yet, so I will have to check my binders for it. An absolutely wonderful rum, well balanced, lovely nose and great palate with a perfect medium to long finish. Flibuste is the only brand where I always buy at least 2 bottles of each of their old releases because I know their baseline is ver high. I can only recommend this rum even if you're not an Agricole fan. "

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Armada - Drop by Drop

9.5/10

5 ratings

Armada - Drop by Drop

LMDW • Neisson
45,4%

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Cuvée Sacha

9.4/10

11 ratings

Cuvée Sacha

Neisson
2003   46,1%   €€€€

Top review from Kevin Sorensen 🇩🇰:

"10.07.2020 A nice tasting meeting new and old friends. This was the final rum and it's a very expensive of its kind. These bottles are not only expensive but extremely rare. Notes Medium dark in colour. Nose Complex, fresh, light wood, light citrus, faint chocolate, light floral, faint herbs. Palate Velvety, light wood, light roasted, faint nutts, citrus, dried fruit, naturally sweet, faint salt, light herbs. Finish Medium to long, light roasted wood, naturally sweet, light nutts, dried fruit, light chocolate."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 18 Years

9.3/10

10 ratings

18 Years

Neisson
2004   18yr   49,4%   €€€€

Top review from John Coffey:

"The best NEISSON I've ever tasted! A pleasure from the nose to the finish... Really great. Very fruity with this mix of tobacco nuts and red fruit..."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum La Flibuste

9.3/10

7 ratings

La Flibuste

La Favorite
1985   40%   €€€€

Top review from Kevin Sorensen 🇩🇰:

"Very nice and fruity with a touch of oak. Very well balanced between fruitiness and spices. Again sweet for an Agricole. "

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum HSE Hors d‘Age

9.3/10

11 ratings

HSE Hors d‘Age

Distillerie du Simon
1960   45%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Exceptionally smooth and complex rum, boasting flavors of exotic fruits and spice.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Tatanka LMDW / Velier (Le Bus Rose)

9.2/10

5 ratings

Tatanka LMDW / Velier (Le Bus Rose)

Velier • Neisson
2007   59%   €€€€

Top review from Lawich Lowaine:

"Une belle pepite de neisson ce bus rose 59%."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Armada

9.2/10

12 ratings

Armada

Neisson
1994   23yr   46,8%   €€€€

Top review from Giorgio Garotti:

"Neisson's absolute masterpiece! I can't find fault with it! One of the top references for agricultural rums!"

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 19 ans

9.2/10

15 ratings

19 ans

Neisson
19yr   47,6%   €€€€

Top review from Lawich Lowaine:

"Très sombre. Très beau profil beaucoup plus sombre que son petit frère le 15ans de 2004. Le chocolat et le café sont bien présent en bouche avec un ton de fruits rouges. Un grand neisson mais je lui préfère le 15ans plus solaire et complexe. J’y reviens un an après et c’est toujours une merveille. Et ça a du caractère et de la complexité en bouche."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Millésime

9.1/10

18 ratings

Millésime

Trois Rivières
1980   45%   €€€€

Top review from Kevin Sorensen 🇩🇰:

"This is a great rum and the price to quality is very good in my mind. The nose is fruity with wood, nuts and vanilla with trailing caramel and a nice floral note. The palate has toasted wood and fruit trailed by vanilla, licorice and chocolate. There is also a hint of menthol in there. The chocolate and fruits become very clear in the empty glass. The finish is long and has wood, chocolate and raisin with trailing vanilla."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum J. Bally Millésime 1999 LMDW

9.1/10

60 ratings

J. Bally Millésime 1999 LMDW

Saint James
1999   18yr   54,5%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Sublime, complex Agricole with rich wood and dark fruit notes.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 1885

9.1/10

6 ratings

1885

Saint James
1885   €€€€

Top review from Kevin Sorensen 🇩🇰:

"Yesterday we had a great evening in my friends man-cave. Lots of laughter and wonderful rums. The oak is also dominant in this one though not too heavy to damage the other elements. A great and heavy rum. "

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum HSE Hors d‘Age

9.3/10

11 ratings

HSE Hors d‘Age

Distillerie du Simon
1960   45%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Exceptionally smooth and complex rum, boasting flavors of exotic fruits and spice.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum La Tour De L‘Or

9.1/10

87 ratings

La Tour De L‘Or

Rhum Chantal Comte • Maison La Mauny
2001   14yr   64,8%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“A sensational agricole with exquisite complexity and perfectly balanced flavors.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 1957

9.1/10

6 ratings

1957

J. Bally
1957   45%   €€€€

Top review from Lawich Lowaine:

"Super bally avec un profil assez complexe.Un nez sur le vernis et les fruits tropicaux. Un moment d’histoire partagé. Super"

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 1993

9.0/10

7 ratings

1993

Rhum J.M
1993   15yr   45,8%   €€€€

Top review from Kevin Sorensen 🇩🇰:

"11.08.2012 A tasting i arrange with new colleagues who liked rum. This one was a bottle kill. Notes Fresh, wood, medium roasted, raisin, light caramel, faint leather, light coffee. Palate Fresh, warm, medium dry, wood, roasted, spice, light coffee, dried fruit. Finish Medium long, wood, roasted, faint leather, cinnamon, light caramel, raisin."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Small Batch

9.0/10

29 ratings

Small Batch

Depaz
2002   17yr   64,9%   €€€

Community opinion:

“Sublime, complex Agricole; chili, coconut, fruity; exceptionally smooth for cask-strength.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 2004

8.9/10

31 ratings

2004

Rhum J.M
2004   15yr   42,92%   €€€

Top review from Thunderbird:

"A wonderful Agricole.... Very balanced and with a density of dark fruits, spices, wood and chocolate. It's really fun. It remains at a consistently high level of quality from the nose to the finish. The low alcohol content is not noticeable here"

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum La Tour De L‘Or

8.9/10

61 ratings

La Tour De L‘Or

Rhum Chantal Comte • Maison La Mauny
2006   10yr   57,7%   €€€

Community opinion:

“Remarkably complex and smooth with rich wood and spicy notes.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Single Cask

8.9/10

22 ratings

Single Cask

Neisson
2004   10yr   45,4%   €€€€

Top review from Joachim Guger:

"Toller Agricole! Wahnsinnige Komplexität ohne dass eine Komponente heraussticht. Staubtrocken, schönes Holz und Teig/Kekse/Kuchen. So riecht es in der Backstube vom Demel."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Rhum Vieux Agricole

8.9/10

6 ratings

Rhum Vieux Agricole

Maison La Mauny
1979   43%   €€€€

Top review from Kevin Sorensen 🇩🇰:

"Tasting from 16.04.2021"

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 1995

8.8/10

5 ratings

1995

Rhum J.M
1995   15yr   44,8%   €€€€

Top review from Joachim Guger:

"Ein sehr guter Agricole. Sehr ausgewogen, die 15 Jahre Reife lassen nicht zuviel Holz erkennen. Aufregend ist aber auch was anderes… Edit: wie fast jeder Agricole wird er nach längerer Zim Gebinde besser."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 1992

8.8/10

5 ratings

1992

Rhum J.M
1992   15yr   44,4%   €€€€

Top review from Kevin Sorensen 🇩🇰:

"At the time of release this rum had a very good price tag compared to what you get. The price has already gone up a lot since then and it's a bottle hard to find. The nose is very fruity with wood, vanilla and leather as well as a very light earthy note. The palate is complex, sweet and well balanced with fruits, wood, vanilla and chocolate followed by light notes of tobacco and coffee. The finish is long and warm with dried fruit, wood and chocolate. Leave to rest for at least 15 minutes to get all the flavours."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum La Tour De L‘Or

8.8/10

37 ratings

La Tour De L‘Or

Rhum Chantal Comte • Maison La Mauny
2005   11yr   51,5%   €€€

Community opinion:

“Elegant, balanced, complex with delightful spice and fruit notes. Exquisite!”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Rivière Bel‘Air Récolte

8.8/10

14 ratings

Rivière Bel‘Air Récolte

La Favorite
2021   7mo   53%   €

Top review from Godspeed:

"MaJ: Rating adjusted downwards. It's very good but less expressive in a dry ti-punch compared to DePaz 55% (the new reference in white agricole). Original verdict: Clearly above the Dillon 2019 monovarietal. There's a little cellar note that smells musty but, big surprise, it's very pleasant and adds more complexity to the work. If you're thinking in a "should I buy this bottle" sort of way, do you also know that I'm a big incorruptible fan of white rums made with red cane and only red cane. For those who share my taste, highly recommended. Truly high quality. The thick red wax seal around the mouth adds a touch of class to the experience too."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum La Flibuste

8.8/10

47 ratings

La Flibuste

La Favorite
1997   23yr   40%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Exquisite, complex, smooth Agricole; sweet vanilla, fruity, spicy undertones.”

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8.1/1020086 ratings
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Flavour profile of Martinique

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Woody Vanilla Sugarcane Fruity Citrus Floral

Taste

Woody Vanilla Sugarcane Fruity Peppery Spice

Finish

Woody Spice Sugarcane Vanilla Vegetal Peppery

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