The discovery of finding the gold of the Islands
Do you know where the word Rum comes from?
"Rum” is the diminutive of "saccarum officinarum" that is the original name for sugar cane. The word time has been transformed over by the French language and has become the “Rum” that we know today.
The history of rum is by definition related to that of sugar cane.
It was introduced to Martinique in 1640 and thus constituted a profitable crop that allowed Europe to be provided with a supply of sugar. Years ago, the sugar factories multiplied, and the production of the precious crystals required more and more manpower. Therefore, it was for the requirement of cheap labour that was at the origin of the arrival of the first slaves on the island.
The production of sugar cane held important economic weight for many years before experiencing a period of recession at the start of the XIXth century due to the combination of several factors including the competition of beetroot sugar, the continental embargos of the Napoleonic years and the abolition of slavery that considerable increased manufacturing costs. To survive the recession, the sugar factories needed to adapt and find new by-products from sugar cane. It is in this way that, little by little, they started to produce agricultural rum, coming from the distillation of sugar cane juice (vesou). Over time, production techniques developed and know-how refined to give birth to the first French protected designation of origin certification rum in the world.
A distillery from the north of the island
Voyager Vrai and the Epic Rum Tour invite you to discover the world of the most prestigious agricultural rum during a rum tour at the heart of the Authentic Martinique. Live a real experience of spirit tourism, between culture, tradition and gastronomy.
In the company of a dozen other rum connoisseurs and an oenologist guide, who is highly reputed in the industry, you will discover the manufacturing secrets of the precious beverage during a journey through the 7 distilleries that are still active on the Island of flowers.
The concept :
- All inclusive stay reserved for adults (+ 18 years old)
- Groups of 12 people max
- 1 departure per month (see calendar below)
- Accommodation in charming hotels
- Local food
- Discovery of heritage and tradition
The price includes :
- Accommodation in typical hotels or boutique hotels
- All of the meals, (breakfast, lunch and dinner) - Alcohol and soft drinks included
- Visits and master classes
- Launch and closing parties of the EpicRumTour
- An expert guide of the industry
The price does not include :
- Plane tickets
- Meals during the free days
- The options
- from 8 to 15 December 2018
- from 19 to 26 January 2019
- from 2 to 9 February 2019
- from 16 to 23 March 2019
- from 23 to 30 March 2019
- from 4 to 11 May 2019
- from 6 to 15 June 2019
- from 29 June to 6 July 2019