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It is in the heart of the Domaine du Marquisat de Sainte-Marie, the oldest distillery on the island, that the KARUKERA rum factory produces its rum.

In 2006, an alliance was sealed between François LONGUETEAU and Grégoire HAYOT to provide the estate with a modern facility to raise the eaux-de-vie produced at the distillery.

The company Marquisat de Sainte-Marie is created, facilities adapted to raise the eaux-de-vie produced at the distillery are built and the iconic Karukera brand of the 1970s is resurrected for the productions of this new unit.

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Karukéra was elected in 2017, best artisanal spirit in Berlin and best rum at the world competition in Brussels.

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True ambassador of the flavors of the Lesser Antilles, the Karukera rum factory defends the expression of the terroir and the natural formation of aromas. A demanding and passionate job which enjoys great recognition.

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Practical information

Estate of the Marquisate of Sainte-Marie

97130 Capesterre Belle Eau

The visit of the shop is from Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Karukéra rums

White rums

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White Rum "Blue Cane"
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Karukera agricultural white rum is made from the juice of a single variety of sugar cane, the "Blue Cane". This exceptional, very aromatic rum won awards at international competitions in 2015 and 2017.

Details

50% alc.

Silver medal in Paris in 2015

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Instense
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This rum was made with blue cane. It has undergone a gradual dilution process over a long period to develop maximum aromas. Building on its success in 2016, two other vintages were created in 2018 and 2020.

Details

2015 vintage: 60.3% alc. (Batch 1)

2017 vintage: 63.8 % alc. (Batch 2)

Vintage 2020: 59.9% alc (2020)

Silver Medal 2018 Concours Général Agricole de Paris

Old Rums

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L'Expression 45

Élevé d'abord en fûts de chêne français neufs, puis en ex-fûts de Cognac pour lui apporter de la rondeur, L'Expression 45 a bénéficié d'une dilution lente avant la mise en bouteille à un taux d'alcool de 45%, pour une attaque en bouche plus douce et une palette aromatique affinée.

Détails

45% alc.

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L'Expression BDF

Elevé d’abord en fûts de chêne français neufs, puis en ex-fûts de Cognac pour lui apporter rondeur et harmonie, L’EXPRESSION BRUT DE FÛT est mis en bouteille au degré naturel et sans filtration à froid afin de préserver sa couleur, son goût et ses arômes.

Détails

50,1% alc.

Médaille d'or 2020 au concours mondial Spirits Selection de Bruxelles.

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L'Expression BDF 2021

Toujours sur la même lancée, cette nouvelle édition tire à 60° afin de fournir plus de watts aux amateurs !

Détails

60,2% alc.

Old Rums

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Gold
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It is the traditional amber rum from Karukéra. It is ideal for cocktails or arranged rums.

Details

40% alc.

Dark rum

Details

42% alc.

Silver medalist at the Concours Général Agricole de Paris in 2015

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Old Rum
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This old rum has been aged for over three years in an ex-Cognac cask. This rum is an excellent introduction to the flavors of old Karukera rums.

Special reserve
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La Réserve Spéciale is a blend of agricultural rums over 5 years old, aged in French and American oak barrels.

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Details

50% alc.

Gold medal at the 2015 Brussels World Competition

Silver medal at Rhum Fest Paris 2015

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Alligator Black Edition
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This rum has matured for a minimum of 4 years in French oak barrels which have undergone a heating called "Alligator" because of the marks left by the internal carbonization of the barrels, recalling the texture of the skin of the famous animal.

Details

45% alc.

1L

Bronze medal 2019 at the Concours Général Agricole de Paris

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Select Casks
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The Karukera 2009 Select Casks a blend of aged agricultural rums from a small number of oak barrels meticulously selected by the cellar master. It is then aged for 7 years in Cognac barrels.

Details

45% alc.

Silver Medal 2017 in Paris

Bronze Medal 2017 in Berlin

Gold Medal 2017 at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Spirit Selection 2017

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Expression
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It is a vintage Brut de Brut old rum from 2008. It has been aged for 8 years in oak barrels (racked in 2016). It is a rum made from Blue Cane. It is one of the flagship of the brand. It has been very rightly awarded prizes by competitions and the public. Following the success of the 2008 Expression, the rum factory released this cuvée in 2018 and also a cuvée for Maison VELIER (for their 60 years)

Details

Edition 2016: 48.1,% alc.

2018 edition: 47.5% alc.

60 years edition VELIER: 48.4% alc.

70 cl

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Cuvée Christophe Colomb 1493
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The cuvé Christophe Colomb 1492 is the homage of Karukera rums to the Italian explorer "Christophe Colomb", who arrived in Karukéra (Guadeloupe) in 1493.

It is a blend of aged rums based on Canne Bleue. Very limited and numbered edition.

Details

45% alc.

Blue Cane

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Double Maturation Cognac & Sherry
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This Brut de Fut vintage 2011 has the particularity of having been aged twice: 3 years in French oak barrels then transferred for its last three years of aging in a Sherry barrel. This very particular cuvée in its conception of "Double Maturation" is racked in 342 copies.

Details

54.1% alc.

Double distillation, 6 years of age

Details

46.5% alc.

13 years old, Finish in Sauternes

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Sauternes Finish
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This Single Cask is a 2000 vintage aged 13 years in Bourbon casks then matured for 6 months in Sauternes casks.

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Cask # 65 selected by Luca Gargano
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This 11-year-old Single Cask put in was in 2006, is presented in a very beautiful crystal decanter and in a solid oak box made in the Cognac region.

It is a limited and numbered edition

Details

48.3% alc.

Silver medal in Paris in 2015

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Double Distillat

Dernier né de la maison, ce rhum vieux est un mariage de 2 distillats:

- un rhum de mélasse élevé 3 ans en fût de chêne américain

-un rhum agricole élevé 8 ans en fût de chêne pédonculé

Les 2 ont ensuite été assemblés en 2016 pour vieillir ensemble 5 ans puis soutirés en 2021.

Détails

45,2% alc.

Edition limitée​

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