AGRICULTURAL RUM PERE LABAT MARIE GALANTE FAMILY RUM
BECAUSE IT IS DIFFERENT
Père Labat 2010 is a Rhum Agricole by Marie Galante that comes from the cultivation of ancient varieties of sugar cane that are manually harvested on 120 hectares of land owned and taken to the distillery on animal-drawn carts. after fermentation of the juice, distillation takes place in the historic crèole column of the 1950s. aging takes place in a tropical climate for 8 years in ex-bourbon barrels, the vintage was declared on the label to enhance this liquid, fruit of a very high quality harvest like 2010, of which only a few particularly qualitative barrels were selected
HOW I DRINK IT
It is eaten neat, there is no precise moment to appreciate it both after lunch and after dinner, as much as for a moment of relaxation in the company of a good cigar of light-medium structure.
Sugar cane in Marie Galante saw its explosion starting in the late 1700s when it gained the role of Ile in Sucre, with 17 mills including 5 windmills. the shift towards sugar cane is due to the ever decreasing profitability of cotton and coffee crops but also to the conquest of independence of Haiti first and the Dominican Republic later. with the first 800 mills and hectares of cane tripled and rum began to be produced not only for local consumption but also for export.