Adventures

Exploring Rhum Island

Discover Martinique's lush landscape and legendary rhum agricole

December/January 2016

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Sunset over Martinique’s Petite Anse.

photo: Jody Horton

Service with a smile behind the bar at Le Kano.

photo: Jody Horton

Chef Guy Ferdinand swirls rhum at Le Petibonum restaurant.

photo: Jody Horton

A bottle of single-cask from Habitation Clément.

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Poolside at La Suite Villa.

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A Creole street-food feast with sugarcane juice and lime.

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Inside the aging house at Habitation Clément.

photo: Jody Horton

Cannonballing into the waters of Anse Mitan.

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A bright welcome to Rhum J.M distillery.

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The art of swirling.

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The tasting room at Rhum J.M.

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A bird’s-eye view of the Rhum J.M property.

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Rhum tasting with Le Kano owner Christophe Lupon.

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Lupon shares a few of his favorite Martinique vintages.

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Afternoon on the beach at Pointe Marin.

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Rhum J.M cellar master and distiller Nazaire Canatous.

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Depaz distillery sits on the slope of the island’s volcano.

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Inside the barrel house at Habitation Clément.

photo: Jody Horton

An aerial view of Pointe Marin.

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Trees line the path to Habitation Clément.

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What Kentucky is to bourbon, Martinique is to rhum.

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Cottages and villas feature pastel stucco and artfully weathered shutters.

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Chef Ferdinand prepares a dish at his restaurant.

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Martinique is ground zero for the world’s finest rhum agricole.

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The pool at La Suite Villa.

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Martinique is a landscape of staggering, almost overwhelming, beauty.

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A dish at Le Petibonum.

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Rhum tasting at Le Petibonum.

photo: Jody Horton

photo: Jody Horton

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