Rum making

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Cane juice
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Molasses

1. Fermentation

According to the rum which will be produced, traditional of sugar refinery or agricultural, the fermentation process will transform molasses or cane juice into a liquid called wine. Fermentation consists in transforming sugar into alcohol by adding yeast.

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rhums blancs reunion White rums

2. Distillation

Wine as a 7 or 9° alcohol content; it’s transformed through stripping and concentration columns, where alcohol is extracted in gas form by means of injected steam. Alcohol is then concentrated and reaches 89°for the traditionnal rhum and 70° for the agricultural rhum. Water is added to reduce content to typically 40° to 55°.

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Old rums vieux rhum réunion

3. Ageing

In compliance with French tradition, industrial or agricultural rum is put in oak casks from France; with time, rum, enriched with wood flavour and cask toasting, will take a very rich palette of aromas under the control of our oenologist Matthieu Cosse.

Highly rewarded skills since 1878

  • Top Rum 2016-2017

    Top Rum 2016-2017

  • Top Rum 2016-2017

    Top Rum 2016-2017

  • Top Rum 2016-2017

    Top Rum 2016-2017

  • Top Rum 2016-2017

    Top Rum 2016-2017

  • Top Rum 2016-2017

    Top Rum 2016-2017

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  • German Rum Festival 2016

    German Rum Festival 2016

  • Spirits Selection 2016

    Spirits Selection 2016

  • Spirits Selection 2016

    Spirits Selection 2016

  • China Wine and Spirits Competition 2016

    China Wine and Spirits Competition 2016

  • China Wine and Spirits Competition 2016

    China Wine and Spirits Competition 2016

  • China Wine and Spirits Competition 2016

    China Wine and Spirits Competition 2016

  • Intertional Wine & Spirit Competition London 2016

    Intertional Wine & Spirit Competition London 2016

  • Intertional Wine & Spirit Competition London 2016

    Intertional Wine & Spirit Competition London 2016

  • Intertional Wine & Spirit Competition London 2016

    Intertional Wine & Spirit Competition London 2016

  • International Rum Competition Madrid 2016

    International Rum Competition Madrid 2016

  • International Rum Competition Madrid 2016

    International Rum Competition Madrid 2016

  • International Rum Competition Madrid 2016

    International Rum Competition Madrid 2016

  • Miami Rum Renaissance Festival 2016

    Miami Rum Renaissance Festival 2016

  • Rhumfest 2016

    Rhumfest 2016

  • Rhumfest 2016

    Rhumfest 2016

  • San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2016

    San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2016

  • San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2016

    San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2016

  • San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2016

    San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2016

  • San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2016

    San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2016

  • CGA 2016 (x2)

    CGA 2016 (x2)

  • Top Rum 2015-2016

    Top Rum 2015-2016

  • Top Rum 2015-2016

    Top Rum 2015-2016

  • Spirits Selection 2015

    Spirits Selection 2015

  • Spirits Selection 2015 (x3)

    Spirits Selection 2015 (x3)

  • Spirits Selection 2015 (x2)

    Spirits Selection 2015 (x2)

  • Rhumfest 2015

    Rhumfest 2015

  • Rhumfest 2015

    Rhumfest 2015

  • CGA 2015

    CGA 2015

  • CGA 2015

    CGA 2015

  • Top Rum 2014-2015 (x2)

    Top Rum 2014-2015 (x2)

  • Top Rum 2014-2015

    Top Rum 2014-2015

  • Top Rum 2014-2015

    Top Rum 2014-2015

  • Sial Innovation 2014

    Sial Innovation 2014

  • Spirits Selection 2014

    Spirits Selection 2014

  • Rhumfest 2014

    Rhumfest 2014

  • Rhumfest 2014

    Rhumfest 2014

  • CGA 2014 (x2)

    CGA 2014 (x2)

  • CGA 2014

    CGA 2014

  • CGA 2013

    CGA 2013

  • CGA 2013

    CGA 2013

  • CGA 1900

    CGA 1900

  • CGA 1900

    CGA 1900

  • CGA 1900

    CGA 1900

  • Bordeaux 1895

    Bordeaux 1895

  • Bordeaux 1895

    Bordeaux 1895

  • Bordeaux 1895

    Bordeaux 1895

  • Bordeaux 1895

    Bordeaux 1895

  • Bordeaux 1895

    Bordeaux 1895

  • Maurice

    Maurice

  • Anvers 1894

    Anvers 1894

  • CGA 1893

    CGA 1893

  • Moscou 1891

    Moscou 1891

  • Amsterdam 1883

    Amsterdam 1883

  • St Pierre 1882

    St Pierre 1882

  • St Denis 1881

    St Denis 1881

  • St Denis 1881

    St Denis 1881

Our ranges

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    White Rums

    A veritable emblem of creole culture, white rum forms part of the gustative heritage of Reunion Island. Since 1845, Isautier have perpetuated the tradition and have established themselves as master rum makers in the distillation of their unrivalled white rums.

    All our white rums

    Our tasting advice

    White rum should be drunk in punch or cocktails. Use traditional for punch and agricultural for home-made spiced.

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    Punches

    By combining the best rums with the most delectable aromas of the island, Isautier give new life to the most famous of cocktails from Reunion. Synonymous with reverie and relaxation, the Isautier Punches are an invitation to sheer tasting pleasure.

    All our punches

    Our tasting advice

    With its lightness of touch and delicate perfume, Punch is renowned for its conviviality. Served chilled, it is particularly appreciated by ladies and is perfect for parties and sharing with friends.

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    Arrangés

    Isautier are the unique producers on Reunion of this gourmand marriage of traditional rum with spices and tropical fruits. The Arrangés range reveals all the epicurean richness to be found in this land of multitudinous perfumes and colors.

    All our Arrangés

    Our tasting advice

    To reveal all their flavours, spiced rums should be kept in the freezer and served iced.

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    Old Rums

    Aged for a minimum of 3 years in barrels previously used for the production of Cognac, the Isautier Old Rums are the result of ancestral know-how. Today, Isautier is one of the only distilleries on the island of Reunion to propose mature aged Agricultural Rums.

    All our old rums

    Our tasting advice

    According to type, old rum can be enjoyed as a digestive in a balloon glass, on the rocks, as a long drink or as a long drink cocktail base.

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    Innovation

    aRhumatik is Isautier’s innovative, fresh and trendy drink. With no added sugar, enhanced with a hint of stevia, aRhumatik is a blend of oak cask-aged rum and Reunion’s best fruits.

    Discover aRhumatik

    Our tasting advice

    Serve chilled and enjoy an exotic, refreshing moment.

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    Where to find us ?

    White or old rum, punch, spiced rum: Find Isautier products near your home.

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