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Posts from the ‘Rhum’ Category

24
Feb

Review: Toppers Spiced Rhum

Toppers Spiced Rhum is one of six rhums crafted in St Maarten at the Toppers Distillery.  For years Melanie Daboul created several flavored rhums out of her home kitchen.  These rhums were given as complimentary after dinner drinks at the two restaurants she and husband Topper Daboul own on the Dutch side of St Maarten.  Toppers Spiced is a premium rhum infused with vanilla bean, cinnamon, cloves. allspice, cardamom, nutmeg, orange peel, aniseed, and black peppercorn.  Read more »

28
Dec

Review: Toppers Mocha Mama Rhum

Toppers Mocha Mama Rhum is one of six rhums crafted in St Maarten at the Toppers Distillery.  For years Melanie Daboul created several flavored rhums out of her home kitchen.  These rhums were given as a complimentary after dinner drink at the 2  restaurants she and husband Topper Daboul own on the Dutch side of St Maarten.  These rhums were so well received they were soon selling bottles of this rhum at their restaurant.  On November 1, 2012 they opened a distillery on St Maarten where they now craft their rhum.  Mocha Mama is a premium rhum made with roasted coffee, and decadent chocolate with notes of vanilla. Read more »

16
Dec

Review: Toppers White Chocolate Raspberry Rhum

Toppers White Chocolate Raspberry Rhum is one of six handcrafted rhums produced on the island of St Maarten at the Toppers Distillery.  Rhum is the French spelling of rum.  The other Toppers rhums include Coconut, Spiced, Mocha Mama, Banana Vanilla Cinnamon, and Caribbean White.  These rhums are based on recipes Melanie Daboul has been perfecting since 1994.  Each Toppers Rhum is handmade with natural ingredients and hand bottled in St Maarten.   Read more »

3
Dec

Review: Toppers Coconut Rhum

toppers-coconut-rhum-copyToppers Coconut Rhum is one of six handcrafted rhums produced on the island of St Maarten at the Topper’s Distillery.  Their other rhums include Spiced, Mocha Mama, White Chocolate Raspberry, Banana Vanilla Cinnamon, and Caribbean White.  Each flavor is handmade with natural ingredients, and hand bottled in it’s own beautifully colored bottle on the Dutch side of the Island of St Maarten.  Each bottle features a glass embossed Topper’s on both bottles sides, and a hand painted palm tree on the flip top bottle topper.  If there is a more attractive rum bottle design it doesn’t come to mind. Read more »

21
Aug

Review: La Favorite Coeur De Canne Rhum Agricole Blanc

La Favorite Coeur De Canne Rhum Agricole Blanc - CopyLa Favorite Coeur De Canne Rhum Agricole Blanc is distilled, aged and bottled at one of the last family owned distilleries on the island of Martinique.  It is crafted with locally grown sugar cane all manually cut, which does less damage to the roots and provides a better quality sugar cane.  The fresh cut cane is delivered to the distillery where it is cut and crushed.  The cane juice is filtered and pumped to stainless steel fermentation tanks.  The fibers from the cane are sent to ovens to be burned as the fuel to feed the furnaces that heat the water of boilers, and provide the steam power used to power the entire distillery.  The sugar juice ferments for 72 hours and it is then distilled in a copper column still.  Pure distilled water is blended to reduce the proof before resting in oak barrels. Read more »