Lataniers was created during a trip to Mauritius. Crazy lovers of this island and its rums, we went in search of the most exceptional rums of the island in order to make you discover them. We are, today, happy to be able to present you 12 exceptional rums from four different countries:
- French Guiana: Toucan – Old, White, Vanilian and N°4
- Mauritius: Emperor – Heritage, Sherry Finish, Royal Spiced, Lily White and the Private Collection Château Pape Clément Grand Cru classé Bordeaux
- Blend : Cañaoak
- Panama: Kuna – Ron Kuna and the Kuna Davidoff of Geneva Cigar Cask Finish
The know-how and the tradition of extraordinary assemblages, gathered in these three ranges, will make you live an extraordinary experience around the rum. You will be amazed by exceptional flavors. You will discover unique associations and a complexity of rare notes.
We have the great pleasure to announce the introduction of 4 new references of agricultural rum to our ranges. Following a beautiful meeting in Paris with the producers of Toucan rums, we have decided to introduce these exceptional rums, which are 100% agricultural, to our customers. These rums are now in pre-order.
Toucan agricultural rum is produced in French Guiana, not far from the equator line, in the east of the South American continent. On this very ancient land, whose emblem is the beautiful Toucan bird, a virgin forest of extraordinary density flourishes, many places of which have not yet received the imprint of a human step. It is at the edge of this forest that our sugar cane and its juice are enriched with aromas. This pure juice is then carefully fermented and distilled. It then delivers all the spirit of this natural setting to the Toucan Rum, with its luxuriant equatorial flavours, which will enchant each of your tastings with this taste of the great wilderness.
We present you the 4 references of this range.
This first old rum of the Toucan brand was aged in barrels of bas-armagnac in 2015. This 4 year old cask brut titrating at 48° is available in very limited quantities, only 1000 bottles are available for this year 2019.
48° d’alcool – 70 cl
TOUCAN Blanc « Power of the aromas »
Nose: Fresh cane, citrus fruits.
Taste: round, ample, rich in exotic fruits.
Finish: spicy, tonic.
50° d’alcool – 70 cl
TOUCAN Vaniliane « Vanille Gourmet »
Nose: grand cru vanilla from Madagascar.
Taste: unctuous, vanilla, balanced, aromatic.
45° d’alcool – 70 cl
TOUCAN N°4 « Fûts de Bas-Armagnac »
Nose : fresh, powerful, creamy .
Taste : biscuity, fresh dates.
Finish: smooth, ample, long and pleasantly thirst-quenching.
40° d’alcool – 70 cl
EMPEROR Heritage Edition
EMPEROR Rum comes from the distillation blend of pure fresh sugarcane juice and molasses. The result is an astonishingly large palette, in a complex set of notes of freshly squeezed canes, exotic fruit tones and flowers and a typically Mauritian peppery and spicy finish. 40% alcohol – 70 cl
Notes of undergrowth and floral fragrances affirmed as well as aromas of oak wood, vanilla, toasted almonds, candied fruits, roasting and dominant spices.
Soft attack, fruit and candied fruit aromas, more complex notes of dark chocolate spices and coffee and a delicately velvety texture.
A beautiful amber dress supported by a pleasant shine.
EMPEROR Sherry Finish
This edition is the quintessence of the best old agricultural and traditional rums produced in Mauritius. From the oldest cellars on the island, a Sherry finish gives all its majesty, just like its escutcheon representing the Emperor George V. An astonishingly large palette, in a complex set of notes of freshly pressed canes, fruit tones and exotic flowers accompanied by a typically Mauritian peppery and spicy finish. 40% alcohol – 70 cl
Soft attack, woody aromas, candied fruits and flowers and more complex notes of dark chocolate spices and coffee with a velvety texture.
After the expression of subtle candied red fruits subtly perceptible, we discover a woody and floral bouquet of extreme richness that evolves into complex notes of coffee, dark chocolate and spices.
Superb amber dress supported by a pleasant shine.
EMPEROR Royal Spiced
EMPEROR “Royal Spiced” is a variation of the old rum EMPEROR Heritage, enhanced with following spices : cardamom, cinnamon and star anise. Carefully cut spices were macerated in the cane brandy in St Michel de Fronsac cellars in France before being added to our “Heritage” rum stock. We have selected cardamom in the heart of the tropical forests of south-east India, the cinnamon of “Ceylon” comes directly from Sri Lanka and finally the star anise, fruit of badian, comes from the vicinity of the city of Langson in northern Vietnam. 40% alcohol – 70 cl
Sweet and spicy flavors, subtly caramelized revealing successively cinnamon and cardamom and delicate notes of toasted wood and roasted coffee, supple and round.
Dominated by the scents of gingerbread, cinnamon and honey and afterwards notes of pepper and lime.
An old amber color dress with copper and gold highlights.
EMPEROR Edition LILY WHITE
EMPEROR Rum LILY WHITE collection is a blend of old agricultural and traditional rums, distilled in the alambics and columns. Aged up to 12 years, it is elegant, rich and surprisingly intense for a white rum. A complex process of carbon filtration before bottling gives its crystalline appearance and its final sweetness. EMPEROR LILY WHITE is an invitation to refinement, a call to discover one of the few “BLENDED WHITE RUM” in the world. 40% alcohol – 70 cl
Perfect balance in the mouth, notes of ground coffee, honey, slightly fruity and spicy coconut, a delicate and pronounced finish, a roundness for an elegant and heady pleasure.
Perfumed with a woody and floral bouquet, a rare beverage due to it’s complex elaboration and the art of assembly, a bottle that proves that rum blossoms with time.
Clear and transparent.
EMPEROR Private Collection Château Pape Clément, Grand Cru classified Bordeaux
The third rum of the EMPEROR Rum range is also the first rum of our Private Collection Edition. The objective of Private Collection is to provide an exceptional rum experience. We present our assemblies of old Mauritian rums with a finish in barrels of a world renown elegant spirits. For the finishing of our first edition, we chose use the oak barrels formerly used to produce the complex and velvety wines of Château Pape Clément’s Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France. The result is rich tannin with exceptional smoothness and warm, spicy notes. 42% alcohol – 70 cl
Attack marked by a creamy and deep structure, with spicy notes and velvety sweetness, rich notes of oak and sweetness of red fruits.
Roasted coffee, oak tannin, red berries, vanilla, ripe fruit and a touch of woody spices and old leather.
Golden and warm dress with a shade of ruby.
Our 8-year-old rum, a perfect example of tradition and innovation, was created using a unique blend of old rum from Mauritius, Nicaragua and Panama. Aged with great care in American and European oak barrels for 4 to 8 years, each batch of old rum is numbered and closely watched. This unique blend of rums is an invitation to discover the know-how of cultures and the history of island rum obtained through both traditional and modern techniques. 40% alcohol – 70 cl
Sweet and fruity notes with warm aromas of spices, pure sugarcane juice and subtle oak flavors. Long finish on the palate, creamy and mellow.
Fresh and fruity aromas with a hint of honey. All in finesse and perfectly balanced.
Golden and warm dress.
Ron Kuna originates from Central America, Panama. A finish in oak barrels is reserved for him in our cellars located in the Bordelaise region in France, to perfect its unique character. It is the result of a blend of old rums produced by Varela Hermanos, a producer of rums since 1908. Our 8 year old Ron Kuna is an interesting mix of tradition and know-how. During the Panamanian dry season, the sugar cane juice is freshly pressed, fermented and distilled before being placed in Bourbon oak barrels used for aging. During the wettest months, Varela uses a combination of pressed cane juice and molasses for its fermentation base. After 5 to 8 years in barrels, the rum is assembled and then aged in the famous Château Pape Clément de Bordeaux barrels in France for 6 months before the start of its reduction and bottling. 40% alcohol – 70% cl
Dry with warm flavors of caramel followed by floral vanilla to give way to the apple blossom and gently finish with earthy leathery notes. A rich texture that focuses on dry red fruits with a light and subtle vinous side.
Rather dry in the beginning, notes of flowers, richer vanilla and caramel toffee. A long hint of barrels of matured red wine appears, finalizing a harmonious and terribly seductive aromatic palette.
A very beautiful golden color.
Kuna Davidoff of Geneva Cigar Cask Finish - LIMITED EDITION
Davidoff, a world-renowned expert on cigars, has developed a unique method of aging and fermenting the tobacco leaves specially selected in bourbon oak barrels for the development of a unique cigar line in the world. In collaboration with Davidoff from Geneva, we reuse these barrels for the development of our second expression, a first in the history of rum production, of our Ron Kuna – Davidoff of Geneva Cigar Cask Finish. 42% alcohol – 70 cl
On the palate: fascinating layers of light tannins, supported by rich notes of vanilla pod, fine leather, fine Geneva Davidoff tobacco section, sweet and velvety mouthfeel with spicy notes of cardamom and nutmeg with a sweet side of tobacco and rich roasted coffee.
Sturdy and robust oak notes with a rich and delicate tobacco aroma, crunchy caramel, deep notes, marmalade on toast with a fine orange liquor balanced by dry, almost smoked oak tannins, with a hint of Davidoff from Geneva.