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Rhum Agricole

Fresh sugar cane juice rhum from the French islands.


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Old 01-28-2008, 09:59 PM   #21
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Default La favorite

Actually I believe there are three La Favorite rums. A Blanc/Amber and an aged dark rum. My favorite by far is the blanc and it makes a wonderful ti punch. The aged is excellent neat !!!
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:14 AM   #22
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Yes, those are the best known 3, and they are all excellent. There is also an 8 Ans and the elusive 33. I believe you can only find those last two on the Island. There may be more I am not aware of. I think there are some vintages also.
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Yes, those are the best known 3, and they are all excellent. There is also an 8 Ans and the elusive 33. I believe you can only find those last two on the Island. There may be more I am not aware of. I think there are some vintages also.
Those mentioned above are the only ones you'll find even at the distillery. But don't get your hopes up for the 8 year old, it wasn't even available at the distillery the last time I was there.
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Old 03-15-2008, 01:27 AM   #24
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The La Favorite Blanc does not seem available where I live, but I was over in Indianapolis this past week, and I saw a bottle in a small specialty beer and spirits store. If I see it again, what would be a decent price point for a bottle of the Blanc (USD, mainland) that would intrigue me to go ahead and pick it up?

I took a pass on it, but was very intrigued by this rhum as I've seen some of the posts here on it.

I am also intrigued by this Ti Punch, I'm relatively new to the joys of rum/rhum and haven't expanded too far on the mixed drinks using the elixir.

1. Does the Ti Punch benefit greatly from La Favorite Blanc or a similar rhum, or would using say, the white Appleton or Pritchard's Crystal (neither that I've tried but both available where I live) be suitable alternatives, even if they aren't agricoles, or does that just blow the whole drink by moving away from an agricole?

2. What seems to be the most followed or "enjoyed" recipe for the Ti Punch?

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Check the recipes section of the website.........

Raj and Sukhinder @ Speciality Spiritis have the aged La Favourite if our European friend wanted to buy.............
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A Ti punch without agricole is not a Ti punch.

A Ti Punch is to be made with a white agricole or its a Punch vieux. Both are equally nice!

And yes..check the recipe section on this site.
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The La Favorite Blanc does not seem available where I live, but I was over in Indianapolis this past week, and I saw a bottle in a small specialty beer and spirits store. If I see it again, what would be a decent price point for a bottle of the Blanc (USD, mainland) that would intrigue me to go ahead and pick it up?
La Favorite is about $31 for a 100 proof liter around the US, which compares to about $18.60 for 750ml at 80 proof. I expect this price to go up in the coming months as the euro continues to become more valuable than the US dollar.

That rum is available at the better stores in your area though they might have to order it from their distributor.

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I took a pass on it, but was very intrigued by this rhum as I've seen some of the posts here on it.

I am also intrigued by this Ti Punch, I'm relatively new to the joys of rum/rhum and haven't expanded too far on the mixed drinks using the elixir.

1. Does the Ti Punch benefit greatly from La Favorite Blanc or a similar rhum, or would using say, the white Appleton or Pritchard's Crystal (neither that I've tried but both available where I live) be suitable alternatives, even if they aren't agricoles, or does that just blow the whole drink by moving away from an agricole?

2. What seems to be the most followed or "enjoyed" recipe for the Ti Punch?
A ti punch with rhums other than rhum agricole just aren't the same. The flavor of rhum agricole is much bigger than a highly distilled rum like the ones you mention. I like these other rums but there is a huge difference between rhum agricole and a highly distilled molasses-based rum.

The traditional recipe is to cut a slice from the side of a lime, squeeze gently and drop into a small(7oz) glass, pour about 1/4 teaspoon of sugar cane syrup over the lime then pour 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 oz 100 proof rhum agricole over the sugar and lime then stir.

I hope to post a quick video making a ti punch in the next couple of weeks, but I'm on the road until the first week in April.
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Ed and Tiare have summed it up, and Ed's recipe is the best for the Ti Punch.
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Thank you.

Is the 100 proof La Favorite going to make a big difference in taste of this drink over the 80 proof?

I guess in other words, what I'm asking, is next time I do see this in a store, and it's 80, should I take pass and seek the 100 (or have them order it at a store near my home)?
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I don't think you will find 80 proof La Favorite, unless I am mistaken.
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