Emperor Rum is a blend of Mauritian aged rums stemming from distillation of pure and fresh sugarcane juice and molasses. The brand takes its uniqueness from the Mauritian soil, climate and traditional know-how.
The astounding palette of colours and flavours is the result of a complex blending of freshly squeezed sugarcane, roasted exotic fruits and flowers ending with pepper and spices accents in the typical Mauritian tradition.
Emperor Rum has an intimate understanding of the character of each selected aged rum and knows how to enhance every ingredient. We pay meticulous attention to the casks and the Depth of skill, dedication and deep knowledge of rum gave birth to Emperor Rum. Our unique rum blend, steeped in the island’s history, is both an art and a science. Today, Emperor Rum is the custodian of an extraordinary legacy and can definitely be considered an authority on aged rum blending.
The specific combination of Mauritius volcanic soil, microclimate and altitude creates the perfect condition for the finest rums. The historical evolution of the rum industry in Mauritius is worth as much as that of the Caribbean or South America. Moreover, our traditional and modern techniques together with our master blender’s perfect expertise of production and ageing process enable us to produce the best-tasting Mauritian rum.
Sugar cane was introduced from Java in Mauritius under the Dutch period (1598-1710), mainly to produce an alcoholic drink through fermentation. During his service in the 18th century, the French Govenor, Bertrand-François Mahé de Labourdonnais, was the first to support the development of the rum industry in Mauritius.
As from 1810, Mauritius became a British colony and gradually transformed itself into a plantation economy with sugarcane as the primary crop. Later, in 1852, Dr Pierre Charles François Harel became the mastermind behind the concept of rum distillation on the island. Mauritius is now home to six distilleries, among which two have left their mark on the history of our sugar estates.
Emperor Rum was created with our august history and majestic qualities in mind. The choice of our effigy had to embrace all these features and naturally fell on the iconic Emperor Georges V, who was King of the United Kingdom and the British dominions, and Emperor of India.
It is the unique association of the care we put into our sugarcane cultivation and the precision we invest into our distillation processes which instils into our rums their unmatched authenticity and originality.
Presently, traditional rum represents about 90% of the world rum production. Mauritius is one of the few countries that produces both Traditional and Agricultural rums. Mauritian distilleries have been investing in both methods of rum production, namely the Pot-still and the Column processes.
After distilling, the rum is stocked in French and American Oak barrels, while other industry’s stakeholders have invested in sherry and Sauternes casks to create new types of rum. As for Emperor Rum, we chose to express its unique flavour and sun-filled bouquet in oak barrels.
Emperor Rum is made of aged traditional rums stemming from the distillation of pure and fresh sugarcane juice and molasses.
The result is an astounding richness of colours and a complex assembly of flavours: fresh-squeezed sugarcane, exotic fruits and flowers finished by pepper and spices in the typical Mauritian tradition.
This edition is an invitation to sophistication and fine art of living. A subtle note of vanilla and a warm consistency create a perfect balance in the mouth. Its powerful character is at once lingering and delicate. The woody and caramelized aromas blend together with hints of dried fruits, vanilla, grilled almonds and spices. The rum ends with a subtle smoky finish.
The Emperor Rum offers a rich palette of colours and tastes obtained by the blending of traditional rums, distilled from pure sugarcane juice and molasses. Freshly pressed sugarcane, exotic fruits and flowers with pepper and spices finish give life to a complex combination of flavours in the pure Mauritian tradition.
The Sherry Finish Rum is the quintessence of the best Mauritian traditional and agricultural rums. Coming from the most ancient storehouses of the Island, it offers a stylish and refined experience with subtle notes of vanilla, caramelised fruits and sherry for a perfect balance in mouth.
Lily White collection is a blend of both aged agricultural and traditional rums, distilled in the pot-stills and columns. Aged up to 12 years, Lily White Rum is elegant, rich and surprisingly intense for a white rum. A complex process of carbon filtration carried out before bottling gives it its crystalline appearance and its final softness.
It is the specific combination from the exceptional terroir, the unique microclimate and know-how of Mauritius which allows us to create the brand Emperor Rum.
The result is simply magnificent on the nose and in the mouth, with the same elegance of great agricultural or traditional white rum. Lily White is an invitation to refinement, a call to discover one of the few “Blended White Rum” in the world.
Our Emperor “Royal Spiced Rum” is a variant of the Emperor Heritage rum, enhanced with spices, with unique gentle flavours of carefully selected cardamom, cinnamon, and star anise.
Carefully selected spices were macerated in both molasses and pure cane spirit, in our cellars based in St Michel de Fronsac in Bordeaux – France, before being blended to our “Emperor Heritage” rum edition.
We have selected our Cardamom in the heart of the tropical forests of south-east India, from organic agricultures, being the best but also the most expensive cardamon which is available today on the World scene.
Cinnamon comes directly from Sri Lanka from the “Ceylon” region. It is harvested manually in the spring on rainy days.
Finally our selection of Star Anise, the fruit of the “badanier” tree, comes from the vicinity of Langson in northern Vietnam. This badian is by far the most famous in the world. It is harvested from November to December and also comes from organic farming.
Château Pape Clément Finish
Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux
This third Emperor Rum expression is also the first rum of our Private Collection Edition. Our Private Collection will aim at presenting unique and exceptional rum experience and discoveries. We will be presenting our Mauritian Aged Blended Rums into world’s most famous and elegant spirits casks finish.
Our first edition is finished in oak casks that were once used to produce the complex, velvety wines of Grand Cru Classé Château Pape Clément, Bordeaux, France. The result is an extraordinarily rich single tannin with exceptional smoothness, complemented by warm, spicy notes.
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