Mark Reynier has become the mouthpiece for terroir whiskies – single malts with the flavour of their origin – especially since the start of his Waterford Distillery. He has transferred his search for the quintessence of individual terroirs and the ultimate whole that they produce together to the rum category. A year ago, the first distillate flowed from the stills of the Renegade Rum Distillery on the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada. Largely run by Grenada residents, Reynier had been planning the innovative distillery since 2015, and now the longed-for first Renegade Rums are here.
Farm by farm, field by field, terroir by terroir, the Single Farm Origin Rums Grenada represent in terms of taste – and in a 100% traceable transparent way. Renegade presses fresh sugar cane juice from six sugar cane varieties from 45 different terroirs. In addition to a column still, a pot still with double retort still is available for diverse distillation – and barrels made of French, American and exotic oak for diverse maturation.