Best Of The Best 2006: Raising Cane

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Rhum agricoles, artisanal rums representing only about 3 percent of this spirit’s production, are produced on the French islands of Martinique,  Guadeloupe, and Marie Galante, and have their own AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée). They are distilled only from specified varieties of fresh cane. Depaz Blue Cane Rhum Agricole, made from blue cane on Martinique and recently introduced to the U.S. market, shows the finesse of an X.O. Cognac, with silky texture and enormous complexity, but at the same time, it retains the sweet freshness and lift of cane juice.

Depaz Rum
($40)
www.depaz.fr

Photo by Jeff Elkins
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