Rhum Chauvet 1960's
Arome Pureté Finess, 14 Grands Prix
Provenance: Eric Pillon Enchères, 10/26/2015
Still produced by Slaur in Le Havre, Rhum Chauvet is made from spirit imported from the French colonial islands. Aged and bottled in France. This is an older bottling from the 1960s.
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For a spirit made from sugar, rhum has been a favorite concoction of the “old salts” of the world’s navies and merchant fleets for hundreds of years. By happy coincidence for British sailors, England captured Jamaica in 1655, just about the time rhum was first being distilled in the Caribbean. Captains began allotting their shipmates rations of rhum and lime juice. The juice warded off scurvy and the alcohol killed the bacteria that often made the ships’ water supply questionable.