2009 Bapt & Clem "Reimonenq Distillery" Guadeloupe Rum (750ml) (Previously 230)

SKU #1367827

The Reimonenq Distillery is one of Guadeloupe's finest. Founded in 1916 by Joseph Reimonenq in Sainte-Rose on the island of Basse-Terre, the distillery was destroyed in a fire in 1970. After being rebuilt and modernized, the distillery launched a Rhum Museum. It's one of Guadeloupe's most popular tourist attractions, yet the distillery sells no rum in the United States other than this unique offering. Like all Agricole, it's distilled from fresh cane juice. The cane is harvested and crushed in a short period of time to preserve the quality and prevent spoilage. The highly unstable juice is fermented in tanks for up to four days before being distilled with an unusual double column still. This design is unique in the West Indies and was developed by the current proprietor Leopold Reimonenq. The fermented juice or "bunch" is heated indirectly by a serpentine heat exchanger. This allows incredible control during distillation and offers one of the highest quality distillates in Agricole Rhum today. The hot humid aging offers incredible depth of character yet doesn't hinder the inherent finesse of this high quality spirit. Considering the incredible cost and significant amount of loss (nearly 70% of the volume evaporates within 10 years) and the extremely high cost of comparable vintage Agricole Rhum, this one's high price tag is understandable and well warranted considering the rarity and complexity of Caribbean aged Agricole.

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Alcohol Content (%): 46