‘Agricole’, the French word for ‘Agricultural’ has found life after drinkers found that this spirit was so pure, you could taste the terrior.
Rhum Agricole, unlike Traditional Rum, is distilled directly from pressed sugar cane instead of cane byproduct (e.g. molasses), or fermented juice, and originated from French Speaking countries.
The island of Martinique first started producing Rhum at the downfall of the sugar market in the 1800’s, where new means of financial income become a necessity for survival. Although some sources claim that only Martinican distilleries can producer Rhum, anyone can produce the spirit, however it must meet specific guidelines to become an official Rhum producer.