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Forbes' recommended booze for Game Night

Both Trois Rivieres Rhum Blanc Agricole and New Grove Dark rum are used to create the cocktail "A Way to Leave the World Behind" with which a Jumanji Game Night is perfect for. 

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Award-Winning Martinique Rhum Makes first trip stateside

Trois Rivières, a centuries-old rhum agricole from the Caribbean isle of Martinique, is available here for the first time, launched nationally by Houston-based importer BCI. Trois Rivières VSOP Réserve Spéciale, most recently took home the 2018 Rum Trophy at the International Wine and Spirits Competition. As rhum agricole, unlike common industrial rums, Trois Rivières uses freshly pressed juice from estate-grown sugar cane, without molasses or supplemental flavoring. The rhums spend three years or more in oak casks, and leverage the warm climate to create a finished spirit comparable to a much older whiskey or Cognac.


Trois Rivières highly praised at the Rum Masters 2017

Trois rivières, the French-Caribbean island of Martinique renowned amongst spirits’ connoisseurs for producing the best Agricole rums in the world, won no less than 9 awards for its excellent rum production at the Rum & Cachaça Masters 2017. Two masters were attributed to Trois rivières White Rum and the VSOP Reserve special. Meanwhile, the Ambre Rum, Cuvée du Moulin and Cuvée ocean obtain the Gold distinction.


Alkkemist Gin rated “Exceptional” by The Beverage Testing Institute

The Beverage Testing Institute awarded a Gold medal to Alkkemist, the first gin distilled by the light of the full moon, with a rating of 92 points. The tasting note praises the distinctive and complex flavors of this unique botanical blend and recognized Alkkemist as “A crisp gin with a refreshing citrus bouquet and eastern spices”.


Calvados Coquerel Fine : IWSC Gold 2016

The tasting notes describes this Calvados as “Very modern in style and a lovely spirit” with a “Pale straw gold with bronze hues. Lifted aromatic nose with orchard blossom, crushed apple and dried apple skin. Youth, fresh, vibrant in the mouth the palate is cean with nice fresh sweetness and which has a fabulous dry finish”.


Trois Rivières in the "Shanken News Daily"

Rhum agricole Trois Rivières, from the Caribbean island of Martinique, is launching throughout the U.S. via Houston-based importer BCI. Trois Rivières’ lineup will retail from $33 to $65 and includes Trois Rivières Ambré (40% abv), Trois Rivières Cuvée du Moulin (40% abv), and Trois Rivières VSOP Réserve Spéciale (40% abv), among others. BCI is the American arm of France-based Bonneté International. The company’s portfolio also includes New Grove rum, Bache-Gabrielsen Cognac, Alkkemist gin, Calvados Coquerel, and Château Bonneté, among others.


Trois Rivières in "Modern Distillery Age" Blog

Importer BCI has released Trois Rivières Rhum Agricoles from Martinique in the U.S. for the first time. Awarded the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) in 1996, a protected domination of origin currently reserved for only a handful of municipalities in Martinique, Trois Rivières produces a variety of aged and unaged rhum agricoles including Blanc, Ambré, Cuvée du Moulin, VSOP Réserve Spéciale and its flagship Cuvèe de L’Ocèan, a blanc agricole made from cane grown in shallow sea water on a single plot of land. Martinique’s oldest plantation, founded in 1660, Trois Rivières gets its name from the three rivers — the Bois d’Inde, Oman and St. Pierre — which border the 1,700 acres of magnesium-rich clay soil land overlooking the Caribbean. The rums are distilled in a single, 22-level copper column still, and they all age for a minimum of three years in oak casks.


Bache Gabrielsen awarded twice BEST BUY 2017

The Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded the "Best Buy 2017" distinction to Tre Kors and American Oak Bache Gabrielsen Cognacs with stellar ratings of 93 and 92. It is the fourth time the French Cognac House, introduced in the US in 2016, obtains stunning ratings from this prestigious wine and spirits magazine. Last year the super-premium cognacs, Nature & Elegance VSOP and Fine Champagne Cognac were recognized for their excellence with a rating of 92 points.


Gabriel Boudier: Liqueur Producer of The Year

This 100-year-old French house, bearing a remarkable selection of fruits liqueurs and known worldwide for its Crème de Cassis, won the highly regarded title of Best Liqueur Producer 2016 at the International Wine and Spirit Competition. We say, bravo Gabriel Boudier !

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