French Plantation Rhum has a legacy of rum/rhum production dating back to the early 1900’s. Based in the Northern region of Martinique the distillery has undergone several changes of ownership and one relocation over the years.
This rhum received the prestigious Appellation Martinique Contrôlée label in 1994 demonstrating the high level of care taken in producing their rhum agricole line.
Trois Rivières VSOP is a blend of different rhums that are aged a minimum of five years old in used oak barrels.
In the bottle and glass the rhum has a golden straw color. Swirling the liquid creates a thick band around the glass that slowly releases thicker legs that creep down the side.
The rhum delivers an aroma of spiced honey, cantaloupe, banana, with a little tweak of char and oak.
The first sip enters with the spiced honey note from the aroma. The fruit notes pop and are immediately buried by a strong combination of tobacco leaf, ginger, and oak tannins.
Additional sips reveal dried fruit notes of banana and apricot along with cinnamon, allspice and baking spice notes.
This rhum transitions into a lovely balance of oak and vanilla flavors as it settles into a nice, long finish.
Trois Rivières VSOP delivers a well balanced flavor profile that is enjoyable as a sipper or in a classic Ti punch.
The rhum is currently available in the Caribbean and Europe.