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Japan might not be the first nation that comes to mind for rum production, but this agricole style rum from Helios Distillery on the island of Okinawa is worth checking out. The sugarcane used is harvested from this subtropical island and the juice is distilled in pot stills before being aged in American Oak. Bottled at 40% ABV.
For those who don’t know, Agricole rum is a french style that was created when sugar beets started being used for sugar, and the demand for cane juice decreased. Producers turned to use the cane juice for rum instead of sugar. Agricole rum is softer and often exhibits grassy and herbaceous notes.
This Okinawa rum is young and soft with hints of cane syrup and dunder. Mildly funky and fruity.
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