Since 1887, the Bologne distillery has been established on a three-century-old cane plantation that stretches from the slopes of the Soufrière volcano to the shores of the Caribbean Sea. Heir to this long tradition, the Sargenton-Callard family has remained faithful to Bologne's artisanal know-how and has always sought to sublimate the expression of the terroir and the cane, the only guarantees of very high quality.
Harvested at their optimum point of maturity, our cane is immediately transported from our plantations to the distillery to be crushed, fermented and distilled: their freshness is total and we thus avoid them suffering from premature oxidation. We apply a very precise distillation style which aims to concentrate the aromas: Bologna is one of the last distilleries in Guadeloupe to use a copper column, which reproduces the full aromatic palette of the cane with the greatest fidelity.
One of the fundamental characteristics of Bologna rum is its remarkable aptitude for ageing. Perpetually defying time, it ages by expressing this terroir effect which makes it increasingly complex and subtle. The estate's parcel-based management is fully in line with the terroir's capacity to produce great old rums for ageing over the years.
We mature our rums in French oak barrels only, for a minimum of 3 years and up to more than a decade... The proportion of new oak is deliberately limited so that the wood does not mask the aromatic richness of our rums. The barrels are matured in the walls of our ageing cellars at the distillery, at the foot of the Soufrière volcano. They are thus maintained at a constant humidity and temperature, ideal for the rum, which reveals its letters of nobility and asserts its very particular identity over the years.
Thus, since 1887, Bologna rum has established itself as a great rum, with a unique style in Guadeloupe, and continues to be so today.