There are two different types of rum:
– agricultural rum, which is high quality spirit, obtained by a process of crushing sugar cane, fermenting it and distilling it.
– traditional or industrial rum which uses molasses, a sugar production residue
The production of rum is booming and the Guadeloupe spirit has the reputation of being one of the best in the world. There are six distilleries on the island, some of them can be visited, and rum can be directly purchased from them: BOLOGNE.CARRERE. ESPERANCE. DOMAINE EVERIN. REIMONENQ. DAMOISEAU.
The island of MARIE GALANTE has three distilleries: BELLEVUE. BIELLE. POISSON
Beauport house in Saint-Louis and the museum of rum in Sainte-Rose will provide you with all the possible information concerning the history and the distillation process of this fine spirit.