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Old 06-10-2008, 01:42 PM   #11
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Also just a quick question, do the french own the term "agricole", why can't a rum like 10 cane call its self an agricole if it wanted to?
The French distillers are working to own the word AGRICOLE, but that will happen down the road so to speak. The EU and the INAO, the body that regulates Appellations is working on that now.
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:33 PM   #12
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If you end up in Trinidad, the tour of the Angostura facilities is a good one. I'm not sure of the structure of the tour nowadays, but when I last went (roughly 4 years ago) it included a tour of the facility itself, a 15 minute video on the history of the company, a tasting and stops at their museum and butterfly collection (which actually contains some really neat stuff).

I THINK (not entirely sure) that the price would have been $50 US.
I went for free thanks to some family connections.

http://www.angostura.com/06_services.htm#1

I'm considering paying the money and going again the next time I go home (I'm currently in Canada) to see if anything new has been added. It's well worth it, in my opinion.

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As I recall the price is actually about 50TT which is about $8 US which seems about right. At $50 it would be much higher than any other tour in the islands by a long shot.
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As I recall the price is actually about 50TT which is about $8 US which seems about right. At $50 it would be much higher than any other tour in the islands by a long shot.
Ah! Well even better!
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The best island to see distilleries is Martinique as I think there are 15 there.
There are three to see in Barbados, Mt.Gay, RL Seale, and Malibu. RL Seale is self-guided, Malibu isn't bad if you do the lunch tour. Mt.Gay is a visitor centre not a distillery tour but isn't bad if you have the lunch aswell.
Bacardi in Puerto Rico was designed by Disney and you only see the bottling plant part of the distillery. St Lucia is a good tour as you actually get to see inside the distillery and see the stills in operation and they have plenty of rums to sample. They just had a fire so not sure if the tour is open again yet. Appleton is fun but you only get to see the pot stills and an ageing house side of the distillery. You get to taste sugar cane juice and molasses. Angostura have a tour aswell. They have a huge butterfly collection and small but interesting museum.
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