The rums of Martinique are considered among the best in the world. They are so fine and aromatic that, since 1996, they have been awarded the prestigious French “appellation d’origine contrôlée”, a designation previously reserved only for France’s finest cheese and wines: Trois Rivières is a jewel of agricole rums. Agricole rum is made by distilling pure, fresh, fermented cane juice. Produced mainly in the French West Indies, Martinique and Guadeloupe, agricole rum is a high-quality rum, well-known and appreciated for its specific aromas and flavours due to its long and established method of production.
Trois Rivières gets its name from the three rivers; Bois d’Inde, Oman and St. Pierre, which border the original estate which was first established by Nicolas Fouquet, The Superintendent of King Louis XIV in 1660. The Plantation, in the far South of Martinique, benefits from an exceptional geographic location that gives the rhums their character and rich flavour. The sugar cane grows in clay soils that are rich in magnesium, whilst their roots bathe in sea water. This gives the rums their high sugar content and their remarkable, refined and diverse flavour profile.
This Rum Ambré from Trois Rivières is a smooth, vibrant and fruity golden rum aged for a short period (12-18 months) in American oak barrels. These few months maturing in oak confers this rum its superb bright golden colour and develops its particularly mellow flavours. Trois Rivières Ambré is an excellent sipping rum, but can equally be enjoyed on the rocks or mixed.
Trois Rivières – Rum Ambré – Tasting Notes
Nose: Fruity and spicy, with notes of bananas and raisin. Touches of dark chocolate.
Palate: Medium-bodied palate opening on warming, spicy pepper and plenty of toffee sweetness.
Finish: Good length, fading on sweet syrup, freshly cut herbs and dark chocolate.