River Antoine Estate is located on Grenada’s paradisiacal northeast coast. Founded in 1785, the distillery produces one of the most legendary rums in the Caribbean: Rivers. The white rum, produced in very limited quantities using traditional and natural processes, was only sold on the Caribbean island itself and was not available for export. Until recently. La Maison and Velier are now bringing the rum rarity to fans in Europe.
On 15 hectares near the Atlantic, River Antoine Estate grows its own sugar cane according to organic standards. Harvested by hand, the sweet grass is crushed with an antique water mill. The reason: Production runs entirely without electricity. Only around 3,000 liters of fresh sugar cane juice can be processed every day. River Antoine Estate is the only distillery in the world to concentrate its juice in metal pans over an open fire. After spontaneous, wild fermentation and distillation in John Dore Double Twisted Pot Stills, the luscious rum is slightly diluted with 75% vol. bottled – for export there is a “light version” with 69% vol.