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Martinique Island, French Indies
There are 2 kinds of rums:
Rhum Agricole is single distilled in a column still
Ceramic or steel vats are used to age Rhum Blanc, while Limousin oak barrels are used for Rhum Brun
Rhum Blanc: 3 months in ceramic or steel vats
Rhum Vieux: 3 years in wood for dark or aged rhums
Brief process for Martinique Agricole Rhums:
The sugar cans are first defibered with a shredder, then sprinkled with water and crushed with a mill powered by a steam engine. The juice that comes out, the "vesou," is filtered twice and then left to ferment in stainless steel vats until is reaches a minimum degree of 5% alcohol.
After 3 days of fermentation, the sugar cane wine is then distilled until it reaches an alcohol level of 70%. The white rhums will rest in stainless steel vats for 3 months and will then be reduced to about 50% alcohol for consumption; the rhums intended for ageing will be put into wood barrels.