When Homère Clément, (born in 1852 in Trinité, Martinique), acquired the Habitation and founded Rhum Clément in 1887; little did he realize that he was creating a lasting legacy. Today 18th century Habitation Clément is one of the oldest estates on the island. Bernard Hayot bought Habitation Clément in 1986, and opened it to the public in 1988.
Most rum is made from molasses (a by-product of the sugar production), but the funkier Rhum Agricole is crafted from free-run sugarcane juice, giving it plant-like flavours and more sense of terroir. Think of it as the natural wine of the rum world. Homère Clément is widely seen as the father of Rhum Agricole (although it was his son, Charles, who perfected the family recipe), and the distillery that bears his name remains one of the finest proponents of this style. Their rhum is only produced for two months a year, when the sugarcane is ripe and fresh.
Tasting Notes - Rhum Clément Mahina Coco is a Créole delicacy created by infusing young coconut flesh with white Rhum Agricole. Sip this liqueur neat over ice, slip it into your next tropical cocktail, mix it with pineapple juice or Coca-Cola No.4 Woody Signature Mixer, or simply add a dash to a latte or Espresso Martini. Then just ease back and revel in the moreish and deeply nostalgic white chocolate and coconut flavours, and that gorgeously creamy mouthfeel, with just touch of lemon and blossom on the finish. In short, Mahina Coco is one of those liqueurs that once you’ve tasted it, you wonder how you ever lived without it.