Updated: Jun 27, 2019
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.