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La Mauny Distillery
Distilleries in Rivière-Pilote, Martinique
The Maison La Mauny is one of the most renowned rum factories in Martinique. Founded in the 18th century, it has developed a very wide range of rums. Discover all its know-how through a guided tour.
From a simple sugar cane plantation to a renowned distillery
Created in 1749 by Ferdinan Poulain, the site was then a simple sugar cane plantation. It was in 1820 that the Count of La Mauny developed the manufacture of agricultural rum. This drink is made from the fermentation of pure sugar cane juice.
Since then, the farm, located in the south of the island of Martinique, has developed its know-how. In 1950, its reputation grew thanks to sales in bars, cafés and restaurants. Its fame will then go beyond the borders of the Flower Island thanks to exports.
And after 22 years of battle, this know-how was finally recognized in 1996. Maison La Mauny obtained the AOC (the controlled designation of origin) and has received over a hundred medals since 2016.
Thanks to the proximity between the sugar cane farm and the distillery, La Mauny rum distillery offers a wide range of products:
- Prestigious white or amber rums(La Mauny Rhum Saphir and La Mauny Rhum Rubis),
- Original creations under the name Drink Lab 972
- limited editions.
This know-how is sublimated by Daniel Baudin, crowned best cellar master in the world in 2019.
Guided tour and tasting
To discover this Martinique brandy, there is nothing better than a guided tour!
Aboard a small train, you will travel through the plantation and the orangery, to arrive at the distillery. There, you will learn how Maison La Mauny's AOC Martinique rum is made. All the steps will be detailed: the harvesting of the sugar cane, the distillation, the ageing in barrels. The cellar master will explain how he concocts original recipes.
Do not hesitate to visit the museum of the exploitation. You will learn all about the history of the House of La Mauny, from 1749 to the present day. Old advertisements will transport you through the years. You will also see how the site has been able to modernise over the centuries, without forgetting its roots.
Finally, a tasting will be offered at the Cabane à rhum. You will be able to taste exceptional agricultural or old rums, alone or in cocktails. It is also there that you can buy some souvenirs, with or without alcohol. You can also eat at the restaurant Kay Mimi (literally Mimi's house in Creole) which offers a Creole menu, with typical local products.
Finally, to continue this journey through the Flower Island once back home, don't hesitate to concoct some good Martinique dishes.
Thanks to our recipe booklet, you will be able to enjoy a fierce avocado, fish croquettes with curry and manioc or beef balls Creole style. While waiting to sit down at the table, impress your guests with our cocktails for the aperitif.
Ti Punch, Martinican Mule or Planteur de l'île will put you in the mood. To be consumed in moderation (alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health), and especially with a bottle of La Mauny AOC. And if you have the courage, you may succumb to the "take-off". This typically Martiniquean custom consists of drinking a glass of rum with breakfast!
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