Haiti has over 500 artisan distilleries, more than ten times the number in the rest of the Caribbean. Many are small scale, using animals to drive their sugar cane mills, while larger distilleries use steam engines fueled with bagasse, the dry pressed cane stalks.
Rhum: Haiti Style
All rum in Haiti is made the costly and time-consuming agricole way, which means directly from fresh sugar cane juice, never from molasses (which accounts for the other 98% of the world’s rum). Like grapes for wine, the sugar cane is harvested close to the distillery and pressed to obtain fresh juice, which must be quickly fermented in order to preserve its dry grassy aromas.
Boukman Botanical Rhum
Today, we celebrate the past by making this truly authentic island rum using time honored techniques and simple ingredients. Enjoy Responsibly.