Rum aficionados now routinely snap up the latest “high ester” rum releases. However, their history, production processes, and scientific understanding are shrouded in misconceptions and half-truths. In this session, hosted by Matt Pietrek, Fannie Thibaud and Robert Gordon, we’ll examine why high-ester rums emerged over a century ago in several locales. We’ll also travel well beyond just counting esters to examine a holistic view of congeners and rum flavors. Along the way, you’ll enjoy some high-ester rums from unexpected sources.

 

 

Image // Fermentation vat - Long Pond rum distillery // Matt Pietrek 2023 

The Line-up

  • Martinique Grand Arome Rhum

    Martinique Grand Arome Rhum

  • Reunion Island High Ester Rhum

    Reunion Island High Ester Rhum

  • WIRD High Ester Rum

    WIRD High Ester Rum

  • Long Pond High Ester Marks V1

    Long Pond High Ester Marks V1

  • Long Pond High Ester Marks V2

    Long Pond High Ester Marks V2

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