Praha - Nové město
Sample of four rums (2cl each). Tasting includes also water, chocolate and commentation of sommelier.
Gotfathers of current rum were already known in their authentic land - Southeast Asia. In the 8th century, the sugar cane was exported by Arabian to Spain. Spanish discoverers brought the sugar cane to the New World, as one of the first increase ever. Probably, the were planters who first made a distilate from molasses, which is a trash product in sugar making process. Lately, that product was get off dirtiness by stilling and concentration - arum was alife
Under the term "British rum style" we mean samples from the former or current members of the Commonwealth. So, we particulary talk about Barbados, Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad. British colonizers developed the rum trade here as early as the 17th century.
Rums are made exclusively dry and full of molasses, some of which are distilled in very old pot stills. An example is Guyana and her Demerara distillers. Some blends are referred to as high-ester, very aromatic and difficult to drink. The body and aroma is obtained from long-lasting fermentation, where the yeast is supported by bacterias from plants.
It is also worth mentioning the Pusser´s British Navy rums, which were supplied to British sailors before 1970. Welcome to the world of distinctive, soilly and full-bodied rums!
When we talk about the French rum style, we mean "agricole rhum" produced in the former French colonies or the current departments. The most important is Martinique, the archipelago of Guadeloupe and Haiti.
Rum has been produced there since the mid-17th century when the locations were inhabited by the French. Typically, agricole rhum started to be produced with a decline in the price of sugar in the 19th century, its boom then dated after 1902 (Mt. Pelée eruption), when many new distilleries and sugar factories were rebuilt.
Agricole rhum differs from the industrial by using of fresh sugarcane juice instead of molasses, which further ferments and distills. On Martinique a permanent rum quality decree has been set up, which sets out precise manufacturing practices, which, however, may not respect all brands. Still, we can switch the rum to find many big differences. Whether you choose typical Martinique (JM, Clément, St.James) or rum with iodine flavor from Guadeloupe, original Clairin from Haiti or Indian Ocean area. There will always be a new and exciting experience for you.
The Indonesian region is the original home of sugar cane. It was brought from Asia to North Africa and Southern Europe by Alexander the Great. From there the sugar cane travelled to the Caribbean at the end of the 15th century.
From our point of view, the most important areas of Indian Ocean are islands of Madagascar, Reunion and Mauritius. However, there are some of the best-selling brands in India today, and there are so many home-made rums or aracks in the Philippines that can not be counted down.
This gives you the opportunity to taste Dzama rums made from molasses that are very specific because of Madagascar's terroir. Furthermore, it is the Arcane brand, which belongs among the youngest producers and lends production methods from Burgundy. You also have to taste rum from Reunion, where modern distilleries now operate and produce rums of all kinds.
Enjoy your drink together with an original cigar