Rhum Duquesne & Co 1980s.
Rhum Blanc Agricole, Martinique
Provenance: Besch Cannes, 12/29/2016
Duquesne is one of the oldest brands of rum from Martinique and is named after a French admiral who landed on the island in the 18th century. Like most, if not all, other Martinique rums, Duquesne is an Agricole Rhum distilled from fresh sugarcane juice, giving the spirit a noticeably aromatic quality and flavor.
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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.