Trois Rivières in "Modern Distillery Age" Blog
Updated: Jul 15, 2019
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.