Tres Hombres

#14 MARIE GALANTE VIII

Meet the green goddess from Marie Galante. This fine single cask ‘rhum agricole’ is made from fresh pressed sugar cane grown on the small Caribbean island Marie Galante in the French Antilles. Marie Galante Agricole Vieux VIII is a part of Tres Hombres’ newest selection of rum from 2016.

Country of origin marie galante, guadeloupe

100% local rum

This delicate and fine rum is made from the distillery Bielle. Since 1769 the Bielle family is making the finest Agricole rhum of the Caribbean on the lush green island of Marie Galante. Once covered with sugar cane and over 300 windmills for sugar production, the island kept its tradition of rum making in the Destilerie Bielle, which today still works with ox cars and traditional ways of distilling their rum. This is the reason why you see an illustration of ox carts at the label on the bottle. No big companies ever entered the island with their fertilizers and genetic manipulation, so the ingredients for this rum are pure and 100% local.

This rum agricole is aged 8 years in Bourbon barrels and delivered by Ox and Cart to join Tres Hombres and then aged further 4 months at sea. Marie Galante Agricole Vieux VIII is fresh on the nose with a lovely balance of sugar cane, pineapple candied fruit and gingerbread. On the palate, it is aromatic almost like oily citrus, spices and notes of roasted cocoa.

Still Unknown
Alcohol 44%
Volume 0,70 L & 0,20 L
Age 8 YEARS AGRICOLE RUM
Produced by DESTILERIE BIELLE FOR TRES HOMBRES
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About the producer

Tres Hombres

Welcome on board with Tres Hombres. This is a story about three friends, Arjen, Andreas and Jorne. In 2007 they began a shipping company. While sailing on the Dutch barque, they saw the beauty and power of great sailing ships that use only the wind as a means of propulsion, so they decided to create the world’s first modern “Emission Free” shipping company, based in the Netherlands.

The company has grown into what is now known simply as “Fairtransport”. Tres Hombres has been sailing emission free since December of 2009. She maintains a sustainable shipping route for general cargo between Europe, the Islands in the Atlantic, the Caribbean and America. In addition to her capacity for 35 tons of cargo she can accommodate a crew of seven professional sailors and eight trainees.

Fairtransport: The concept
Ships sailing under Fairtransport flag are transporting exotic products which are organic or crafted traditionally. Tres Hombres transports products such as olive oil, coffee, wine and of course rum. Their primary goal is to raise awareness about the huge amounts of pollution created by the modern shipping industry and to affect positive change in the way goods are shipped around the world. Tres Hombres makes foreign products available in the only sustainable way: by the power of the wind. Their vision is to have a world where all ocean transport happens under sail. Tres Hombres’ point is that consumers are responsible for what they buy or transport. Therefore, they offer a sustainable choice.

About the producer

Tres Hombres

Welcome on board with Tres Hombres. This is a story about three friends, Arjen, Andreas and Jorne. In 2007 they began a shipping company. While sailing on the Dutch barque, they saw the beauty and power of great sailing ships that use only the wind as a means of propulsion, so they decided to create the world’s first modern “Emission Free” shipping company, based in the Netherlands.