The Eastern Caribbean Rum Company was established in 1998 so that the traditional rum making and blending methods of Grenada may be continued by future generations and to introduce this unique beverage to a wider patronage around the world. It is our goal not only to supply Grenada with a locally produced beverage that caters to local tastes and desires but also to build a substantial export market that introduces us, our tastes and our capabilities to the world.
Currently our firm is focused on taking advantage of traditional and modern blending methods to produce exceptional products that include un-aged white and flavored rums; dark and spiced rum and barrel aged extra old rum. We are an artisanal producer and produce our products in small batches-each a limited edition. This gives us a chance to get to ‘know’ the character of what we produce down to very fine details.
Factory/ Warehouse Location:
We are located in the Parish of St. David’s on the south east cost of Grenada. Originally part of what was called the cane belt in Grenada St. David’s and the surrounding areas were home to many cane plantations, sugar, molasses and rum producers since the Early days of Caribbean cane industry 300 years ago.
Our know-how comes from a family and cultural tradition in the rum distilling and blending field. Passed on for three generations now, our cumulative years of experience is well over a century and has been developed from local French-Caribbean methods of the 18th and 19th centuries which was more recently enhanced by the wine & brandy production techniques brought over by cellar master and teacher Louis Strauss in the mid 20th century from Alsace-Lorraine during his tenure in Grenada as LaSagesse estate distillery cellar master. Mr. Strauss’s protégé, Joseph Chasteau, retained, perfected and developed these skills and has passed them on to our current master blender, Eeron Redhead.
We have mastered the technique of hand adjusting each batch to yield products of consistent good quality. In our extra aged rum, Canne Royale, we don’t employ large batch coloring techniques but instead treat each batch a creation that must stand for itself and posses its own intimate signature qualities. For example, there are slight variations in the color and the intricate taste details from batch to batch of our Extra old blend being testimony to each individual batch’s uniqueness… after all, not every barrel is made from the same tree and toasted to the same darkness and has the same effect on its contents. Therefore, we feel it is better (and maybe old fashioned) to allow each batch to have its own special voice so to speak… much like wines of the same type and chateau but various vintages.
Using rum of various ages, distilled by industrial column stills or traditional pot-stills and derived from various fermentations; some from molasses, some from cane syrup and some from cane juice we are able to produce products with a wide variety of taste and styles; rum that is suitable for a wide range of sprit drinkers. In addition to locally distilled Grenadian rums we source distillates from select distillers in Barbados and Trinidad among other Caribbean countries, selecting particular rums with specific qualities from each distiller’s offerings. In the hands of our master blender these vastly different raw materials are wide variety of building blocks that enable us to create truly memorable statements in rum.
In our short history, we have exported to France, United States and Japan. We are currently re-developing our packaging in order to position our top quality products in their rightful place; the premium market segment.
Although traditional methods and know how are a keystone in our production practices we do utilize modern filtration, calibration for and bottling technology to keep our operations efficient and cost-effective.
Below is a list of our products with illustrations in our current packaging and our new packaging which will be available in late 2013.
Extra old rum Cannes Royale
40% Alcohol by Volume
Packed 6 x 750ml
Canne Royale premium dark rum is produced according to centuries old methods where each batch is precisely blended using rum of the highest quality, which has been aged for up to 8 years in toasted Oak barrels. During its long maturation process the rum is gradually mellowed and allowed to absorb the natural tannins of the wood giving it its dark copper color and its uncommonly smooth and balanced character. Ideal for the dark spirits drinker who is not to keen on the very heavy (pot heavy) aged rums but wants to enjoy the wide range of flavors and aromatic qualities that aged rum can deliver. Enjoy it perfect or on the rocks. ·
2011 – 90/ Excellent, Highly Recommended rating for RUM at Ultimate Spirits Challenge, New York · 2006 – Winner of the Superior Taste Award with 2 stars International taste and Quality Institute– Brussels. www.itiq.com · 2004 – San Francisco Wine and Spirits Competition – Winner Bronze Medal
2003 – Chosen for the Best of the Best : “SUPERB 94 points” rating in 2003 Annual reviews WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE –http://www.winemag.com/April-2003/Three-Cheering-Categories/ ·
2002 December – Paul Pacult; Spirit Journal, Rated Four Stars “…classy extra old rum that’s long on balance and stately presence in the mouth; bravo, great job here— Highly Recommended”
40% Alcohol by Volume Cannes Brûlées CLASSIC DARK
Packed 6 x 750ml
Cannes Brûlées CLASSIC is a premium, amber rum, blended according to a local Grenadian recipe; each batch uses rum aged from 1-3 years and is individually prepared by our master blender. This rum is targeted as a premium pour in—premium quality and packaging with a good price. Developed as an introduction to fine Grenadian rum for the customer who values primium rum at a good price.
* 2006 Received a “Very Good -85-89” recommendation from Wine Enthusiast magazine. http://www.winemag.com/November-2006/50-Value-Spirits/
* 2014 Received “Highly recommended” with 4 stars June Issue of Spirit Journal
* 2014 Awarded 92 points by Wine Enthusiast- August online buyers guide.
Cannes Brûlées CLASSIC WHITE
40% Alcohol by Volume—NEW FOR 2014
Packed 6 x 750ml
Cannes Brûlées CLASSIC WHITE is our premium white pouring rum. Its flavor profile makes it the Ideal rum to use in mixed drinks to bring out the authentic rum cocktail taste. Acclaimed by tasters for its”earthy vegetal profile and floral aroma”. This rum Is a necessity for any well stocked bar.
* 2014 Spirit Journal June Recommended with 3 Stars.
30% Alcohol by Volume Cannes Brûlées Banane
Packed 6 x 750ml
This is a lighter more aromatic version of our over proof flavored rum; Canne Banane makes a great rum martini. Mix with Orange Juice for a brunch-time treat or with Pineapple Juice for a new twist.