A bastion of French rum production
The Guadeloupean archipelago is one of the main production region for rums in France, and particularly renowned for its agricultural rums but also for its so-called “traditional” rum regulated by a geographical indication IG since 2015.
What are the differences between agricultural and traditional rums? What are the specificities of the Guadeloupean production? What does the GI implies for producers, and what is its impact on the resulting rum?
As rum gets more and more popular every year in western countries, the Spirits Selection, by the mean of a new Steering Committee, aims at addressing the many questions consumers might asks themselves about such a rich and diverse category. Over the months, the steering committee will build up a documentary collection from which professionals and consumers alike can go and learn more about Guadeloupean rums. This “one-stop information shop” should become a platform from which in-depth, varied and up-to-date information will be fed into the dedicated website and social networks.
The initiative highlights the fact that Spirits Selection is more than just a competition between producers and appellations. It is primarily aimed at fostering dialogue and creating a meeting point for industry specialists.