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Rhum Agricole

Fresh sugar cane juice rhum from the French islands.


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Old 04-18-2008, 01:24 AM   #31
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Per my discussion with Ed today - I am enjoying my first-ever Ti Punch.

I finally picked up a bottle of LaFavourite Blanc about 2-3 weeks ago while down at Randalls' outside of St Louis. I picked up the Petite Canne Syrup even before that. Limes - they're in the fridge.

Ed asked how on earth have I had the will power to hold back from cracking open this bottle for the past two weeks+!!!

Well, the temptation has ended and I made the Ti Punch precisely to Ed's direction, and all I can say is - very, very enjoyable drink!

As he cautioned "This is a 100 proof cocktail."

Yup - one will raise the spinnaker and get you racing. More than two though might sink the boat! Definitely a drink for enjoying at home, without even a thought of getting behind the wheel of a car.

Thanks for the recommendation on such a nice drink. The taste of this rum is "interesting" and I do enjoy it. The Petite Canne (which I also opened for the first time tonight) reminds me very much of Tupelo honey.

The spinnaker is up... time to pour the 2nd and see what happens.
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:33 AM   #32
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I totally agree with you, the Ti-punch is a fantastic drink! good luck with your 2nd..3rd..
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:30 PM   #33
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YES!....so that Randalls does have La Favorite.....I feel an ol' fashion bootleg run from Arkansas to Missouri soon.....

PS is it the 50% ABV I liter bottle???
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:36 AM   #34
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Hey Jmac - it was the Randall's in Fairview Hts which is a short 20 minute trip (tops) from the Saint Louis Arch. It is 100 proof, as someone pointed out to me earlier that all LaFavourite Blanc is 100 proof, and I beleive that is the case. Very nice rum. Very different, but I enjoyed the taste of it.

You should make the run, it is a very fascinating store! Really large and varied collection of rums. I think I pointed out, it is the only place that I know of that carried Brinley's Gold flavored rums outside of the states where they claim to have distribution (probably because Randall's is a.k.a. Internet Wines and Spirits). The store is large - it's about three standard strip mall storefronts put together with the walls knocked out between them. Rums go three shelves deep along half the length of one wall, and the whole back end of that shelf is Brazilian rum and Cachaca.

I found their prices to be rather good on many things - hence the fact I walked out the door with I think 8 or 9 bottles when my original intent was two!
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Old 04-20-2008, 02:21 AM   #35
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thanks Primate77...I really want to get some La Favorite, Oronoco, and a rum cream for the holidays.

If you like the La Favorite definitely try the Neisson Blanc.....

It seems like you have the same good intentions that I do....only one or two bottles then voila....I need a Sherpa to help get the rum to the car!

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Old 04-20-2008, 01:24 PM   #36
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A sherpa, two mules and a bigger budget!!!

Funny, we are on similar paths! I purchased the Cruzan Rum Cream a few days back as well.

When the bottle of LaFavourite is dead, then I will grab the Niesson and see which one is more to my liking.

I did not see the Oronoco at Randalls. I don't know if he carries and just was out, or if it's not in his lineup. Actually, I've not yet found it in any of the liquor stores I've gone to yet - so if anyone has any tips on what liquor store in Illinois does carry Oronoco, please let me know!
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Enjoying a riff on the Aviation Cocktail with La Favorite blanc instead of the gin, and a dash of Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas bitters. The Seaplane? In any case, it's delicious. And, of course, a dash of eas's own Rothman & Winter Creme de Violette rounds it right out.
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:57 PM   #38
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"The Seaplane". I like it!
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Enjoying a riff on the Aviation Cocktail with La Favorite blanc instead of the gin, and a dash of Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas bitters. The Seaplane? In any case, it's delicious. And, of course, a dash of eas's own Rothman & Winter Creme de Violette rounds it right out.
That sounds like an agricole approximation of a Blue Moon Cocktail. I suspect we'll just have to imagine the taste of the Jerry Thomas bitters, unless we chance upon a particularly well-stocked bar. What would you suggest that we substitute?
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Why substitute for the Jerry Thomas bitters? If you're at this forum you're probably not one who so easily compromises, so I'd suggest either procuring a bottle of Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas Bitters (call LeNells in Brooklyn, they might be able to help), or if extremely patient and adventurous maybe make your own batch (just be sure not to kill your kidneys with said certain snakeroot).
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