Canadians have their poutine, the British have their tea and the rugged Caribbean Island of Martinique has its rum. With more rum distilleries in one place than anywhere else on earth, it’s practically an institution. Offering a completely different taste the rhum in Martinque is distilled from freshly pressed sugarcane instead of molasses. (Cheers to that!)
The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company specializing in tailor made luxury vacations, invites you to tour and taste the world-famous rum factories with their new Martinique Rum Experience, available as an add-on option on the all-inclusive St. Lucia crewed yacht vacation. And, if cruising through the turquoise sea overlooking white sand beaches and sipping on the finest Rhum isn’t reason enough, here are a few more that will make this fabulous French island a must visit.
6AOC (Appellation d’origine controlee)
The only geographic area in the rum industry to have its own AOC (a controlled term of origin for French agricultural products) is Martinique. Just like with French wine and cheese this means that the rum is held to a certain standard that other rum isn’t.
5Rum is an activity in Martinique
Their rum uses freshly-pressed sugarcane, which must be grown near the distillery. Many other distilleries don’t have the luxury of having nearby sugarcane fields and need to import molasses to start the rum making process. This is why rum in Martinique tastes noticeably different from other rums.