California Agricole RumMADE BY ST. GEORGE SPIRITS IN ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA
This rum is totally different from what you'd expect from a white (not aged) rum. Most rum is actually made from molasses, but Agricole comes from fresh sugarcane juice that has never been processed, so it tastes robustly grassy and refreshingly sweet, with a hint of pine and a bit of black pepper.
Plus, St. George gets particularly thin sugarcane from the Imperial Valley of Southern California, which has even more grassiness.
If your typical white rum tastes like a Caribbean beach vacation, we think this one tastes like a drink by the pool after a day hiking in the California desert.
tip of the tongue
Try this rum in a Cuba Libre: Squeeze a lime into a tall, thin glass. Add 2 oz rum and top with Q Kola. Can't you hear the waves?