Guadalupe, in the Caribbean Sea, is the largest island of the Lesser Antilles characterized by a warm, humid tropical climate, with temperatures ranging between 18 and 33 degrees during the year. Here the seasons are only two, the carême (Lent) drier and fresh, which goes from January to mid-April, and the hivernage, from mid-June to mid-November, which in spite of the name is the hottest and rainy season.
Guadalupe is divided into two islands separated by the Rivière Salée, a 5 km long arm of the sea. The western island takes the name of Basse-Terre, it is the most mountainous part wild, characterized by tropical rainforest and banana plantations. The eastern island is called Grande-Terre, is more flat and is mainly grown sugarcane, fundamental raw material in the production of rum .
It is no coincidence that Guadalupe has some of the best distilleries in the world, from which the two main types of local rum come from: agricultural rum obtained by distilling the juice of the fresh sugar cane, and the industrial or traditional rum, from the molasses, residue from the manufacture of the sugar. In the first type the concentration of sugar is higher than the industrial rum, a characteristic that makes it particularly fruity and aromatic, but also more difficult to produce. In fact, the juice tends to ferment rapidly and therefore the production must take place immediately after extraction.
Among the best rum agricultural and industrial products in Guadalupe are the Rhum Rhum Blanc Pmg, the Reimonenq Rhum Agricole Vieux 6 Ans Reserve Speciale, the Montebello Vieux Rhum 8 Years.