|Guests Tasting the Damoiseau Expressions|
Friday, March 4, 2016
This is an experience that I really appreciate being invited to. I have to say thanks to Alexander Britell of the Caribbean Journal and all of the people from Damoiseau for having me there to enjoy these wonderful expressions.
Rhum Agricole has been produced at the Bellevue Distillery since the end of the 1800’s on Guadeloupe. The Damoiseau family took over that distillery since the 1940s. Their VSOP is made from fresh, island-grown sugarcane juice. Damoiseau VSOP Rhum Vieux Agricole is aged a minimum of 4 years in ex-bourbon casks that have been re-charred to enhance the flavor. VSOP has an exotic aromas of dried fruits and spices, with a long finish of charred sugarcane and peppery spice notes .
The Damoiseau XO Rhum Vieux Agricole is aged a minimum of 6 years in ex-bourbon barrels. Damoiseau X.O. Rhum has a unique combination of power and finesse for an aged Rhum Agricole. A heavy oceanic character has given an opulent depth and the wood and sugarcane come together to release burnt citrus, spices and notes of tobacco.
Damoiseau Cane Rhum is created from fresh pressed sugarcane juice from the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. This is a silky smooth white rhum, distilled once and aged for 6 months in an oak vat before being slowly lowered to bottle proof with the distilled natural spring water. The nature of the rhum is a mix of savory aromas and tropical flavors made in the Guadeloupian style of fine Rhum Agricole.