Ascending into the mountains of St. Andrew, on the island’s north-eastern coast, nestles Dunfermline – once a venerable distillery lost to Hurricane Ivan, where for centuries its clay loam has been conducive to cane cultivation. For this rum we harvested the sucrose-rich variety we call Lacalome Red from “Anderson’s Field”, which stands on the terroir known as Mango lane.
Today four terroirs spread the 26.22 acres of farmland with four varieties of cane. But Dunfermline was acquired in 1953 by father and son Ferdinand Henry and Dennis Henry. At the time, the Estate was 992 acres of land with diverse crops, the main ones being Coconut, Cocoa, Bananas, Limes and Nutmeg for local sale and international export. In the 1970s and 1980s, the estate thrived, employing up to 150 people.
B80689 – has been christened Lacalome Red. ‘Lacalome’ after the area where we first started growing this variety. ‘Red’ for its reddish to brownish appearance, especially when the cane shoots are still young. High in yield and sucrose content, Lacalome Red is a prolific plant and a very sweet sugarcane variety. It possesses great drought tolerance and performs well under drier conditions especially on sloped and dry terrain.
The surrounding area of the farm is alive with sounds from the little neighbourhood across the road from the fields. People are passing and kids are playing in the street. Other farmers close-by are tending to their sheep and cows. Some of the fields have been harvested recently, and those patches remain very calm, quiet. In other areas there is the rustling of young fresh cane growing on the recently harvested fields, close to the road and the neighbourhood. At the back of the farm, on the slops and the hill itself, the mature cane stalks sway in the breeze.
Appearance: Clear, water-white colourless rum.
Nose: This pot still rum has a sweet overtone of fig, dried prunes, dates and raisins, carried out by a subtle melody of caramel aroma.
Palate: The rum has an exceptional taste with note combinations of golden raisins with a fresh strike of lemon, finishing with a smooth texture and gentle of a hint of butterscotch.
Renegade Rum Distillery
Meadows Lane, Conference,
St. Andrews, Grenada, West Indies
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