Distillerie A Rivière Pilote (La Mauny)

Status:
Operational

Established:
1749

Owner:
Bellonnie Bourdillon et Successeurs

Capacity:
Not supplied

Visitor policy:
Not generally accessible

Tel:
Not supplied

Address:
Rivière Pilote,
97211
Martinique

La Mauny was established in 1749 and bears the name of Ferdinand Poulain, Count de Mauny, who came to Martinique at the beginning of the 18th century and created a plantation in southern Martinique, the driest and sunniest part of the island. When the Bellonnie brothers took over the estate in 1920 they established the distillery. The brand did good as La Mauny is now the best-selling rum on the island.

In keeping with the Martinique appellation, La Mauny is made from sugar cane juice, not molasses, and the rums are distilled once only, using a twelve metre high column still.

For many years now La Mauny has been matured in casks previously used to age cognac. This tends to make La Mauny drier in style than most other Martinique rums, which are generally aged in ex-bourbon casks.

They make

La Mauny Sugar Cane Syrup image

La Mauny Sugar Cane Syrup

This is genuine sugar cane syrup. Sugar cane is squeezed to extract its rich juice, which is then filtered and bottled.

La Mauny 50 Rhum Blanc Agricole image

La Mauny 50 Rhum Blanc Agricole

Sugar cane juice is allowed to slowly ferment over 24 hours, then distilled to around 70% alc./vol., then rum slowly reduced to bottling strength by the addition of demineralised water over a period of six to eight months.

La Mauny Elevé Sous Bois Rhum Agricole image

La Mauny Elevé Sous Bois Rhum Agricole

A blend of rum aged in 18,000 litre oak tanks for 18 months. Caramel is added to help achieve the dark golden colour. Elevé Sous Bois literally translates as ‘Raised under wood’.

La Mauny Rhum Vieux Agricole VSOP image

La Mauny Rhum Vieux Agricole VSOP

‘Dark’ or ‘aged’ (Vieux) appellation rums from Martinique must be stored in cask for at least 3 years. This VSOP, a term with no official meaning in Martinique, is a blend of rums aged for between four and six years. No caramel is added, the rum’s dark hue purely from the casks in which it is aged.

La Mauny Rhum Vieux Agricole 1995 image

La Mauny Rhum Vieux Agricole 1995

This vintage rhum agricole is distilled from cane harvested in 1995 and aged for six-and-a-half years in casks previously used to mature cognac.

La Mauny Rhum Vieux Agricole 1979 image

La Mauny Rhum Vieux Agricole 1979

This vintage rhum agricole is distilled from cane harvested in 1979 and aged for 10 years. It is one of the few La Mauny rums still available that has been aged in ex-bourbon casks. The decanter-style bottle is distinctive and luxurious.

Thois Rivières Blanc Rhum Agricole image

Thois Rivières Blanc Rhum Agricole

The name Trois Rivières, literally 'Three Rivers', comes from the Trois Rivières distillery and sugarcane plantation on Martinique which is bordered by three rivers: Bois d'Inde, Oman and St. Pierre. Since 2003-4, Trois Rivières rums have been made at the island's Rivière Pilote distillery.

La Mauny 55 Rhum Blanc Agricole image

La Mauny 55 Rhum Blanc Agricole

Sugar cane juice is allowed to slowly ferment over 24 hours, then distilled to around 70% alc./vol., then rum slowly reduced to its 55% alcohol by volume bottling strength by the addition of demineralised water over a period of six to eight months.

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