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Rhum Agricole

Fresh sugar cane juice rhum from the French islands.


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Old 01-16-2008, 08:54 PM   #11
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I would have to agree that sometimes agricoles can be a bit pricey. The vintage year concept can be misleading. It all comes down to how much actual aging took place. I was told that some years the rhum produced is deemed so good by the distillers that the put a vintage on it. We all know that this means a higher price also. I have been able to purchase some aged and vintage agricoles down in the Islands, and the prices are definetly more reachable than if the same rums were imported here. There are some very pricey rums that are not agricoles, and we have to question the value.
I myself love agricoles, so I might be more willing to spend in this categorie.
You have to be cautious with vintages, because you may end up with an expensive collectors item, where the rum is not much different from a more standard offering.
At 45 euro and 12 euro, my total would be 75 to 80 dollars. Would I buy it? Probably not. Would I buy it for 45 dollars? Probably.
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:02 AM   #12
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I agree its a high price, so its something to think about, I would like to try it but i feel a bit hesitant to the price right now as there are many other rums , i also want to try. but maybe one day..
I do love agricoles though.
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:45 AM   #13
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If the amber is available at a good price, you might want to consider purchasing it. You will love it in a Ti Punch.
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:01 AM   #14
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The ambre cost euro 29 + 12 for shipping.
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:55 PM   #15
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Tiare, thats seems to be a fair price. It converts to about 40 dollars, and the shipping is the same. It would cost the same here. That is about what I paid for my bottle.
And, by the way, your Orchids are beautiful! They are my favorite flower, along with roses. Is your foot better?
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:01 AM   #16
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Orchids are very interesting and ,also (some) challening to grow as the species are so specialized, but it takes the self discipline to know your limits and stick to those that can survive in the environment you can provide. Hence the orchid terrarium..which is a small greenhouse really,this one with an aquarium at the bottom.
Thank you for asking Hank, thats very sweet, well my foot is not good but its better, i can at least walk on my own.The main thing, I can walk to my bar!
(and to my work, I need to earn my rum-money)
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:50 AM   #17
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I completely agree that historically vintage Martinique rhums have been overpriced, but there are some very good agricole rhums which offer good value. Unfortunately, that's not what most people see.

Sounds like I'm going to have to come back to London and introduce you to some more rhums of Martinique. I have a feeling you haven't tasted ti punch made with really good rhum agricole yet.
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That's a challenge I'll find hard to refuse.

We'll see you next October hopefully for the RumFest?
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:08 PM   #19
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Question Rhum JM vs Depaz Blue Cane

Hello All,

New member to this forum but long time rum lover living in BC, Canada. I need some advice/opinion re the above rhums. I'm going to the US in a couple of months and would like to purchase rhum agricole but only have two choices: Rhum JM Eleve Sous Bois or Depaz Blue cane rhum. Any suggestions?
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Rhum JM Eleve Sous Bois or Depaz Blue cane rhum. Any suggestions?
Of the Depaz Rhums, I have only tried the white. Nice But I didn't think it was extraordinary. But the Rhum JM is something special.
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