American rum is a category that continues to go from strength to strength, with brands like Privateer and Holmes Cay continuing to innovate with their production and marketing approach. Montanya is another American rum distiller that has produced some exciting products and their passion for the business is reflected in the Platino, a gorgeous white rum that’s as contradictory as it is complex.
The stories behind the creation of a rum brand can be inspirational. They can tell of a deep connection that reflects family values and fond memories. It was this foundation that William George rum was built on. An exceptional white rum that defies the characteristics of what a traditional white rum is supposed to be, William George is worth trying.
Since starting my rum voyage, I’ve been on a mission to discover different types of rum and a variety that immediately came onto my radar was rhum agricole. A distinctive French style, rhum agricole comes from Martinique and differs from other rum in that it’s made primarily with sugarcane juice rather than molasses.
For my first Martinique rhum I’ve chosen Rhum J.M Blanc, a vegetal white rhum with a peppery kick.