On Saturday April 1st, the Tourism Committee of the Islands of Guadeloupe (CTIG) organized in the magnificent setting of La Samaritaine, an evening on the sidelines of Rhumfest 2023.
Many guests showed up to naturally taste rums but also to become aware of the development of spirit-tourism in Guadeloupe. The distilleries of Guadeloupe, which constitute an industrial and cultural heritage of the archipelago, are one of the prides of Guadeloupeans. After a presentation of the different distilleries, the guests circulated freely in this small tasting room. Eight brands were represented including Papa Rouyo, Montebello, Reimonenq, Marsolle, and even Bologne. High quality appetizers were served to visitors.
Among the favorites of the evening, we can remember a white rum released a few months ago, namely the Bologne l'Ethique made from yellow cane, with a mango flavor and a slight vegetal touch on the finish. A delight!
We can also quote Père Labat Poseidon. These are 15-year-old rums slipped into a magnificent carafe and from which we retain a lot of fruit in the mouth, a slight taste of tobacco with a touch of mint as well as quite marked bourbon notes.
Finally, the Marsolle family presented an excellent 12-month rum, aged in ex-Acacia barrels, a real success with notes of acacia honey and a nice sweetness, it will be available during the summer. A real favorite !
ble durant l'été. Un vrai coup de coeur !