10 Cane

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10 Cane is a premium Trinidadian light rum brand owned by LVMH.

Moët Hennessy developed 10 Cane and introduced it in 2005.[1]

10 Cane
10 Cane Crest.svg
Type Light rum
Manufacturer LVMH
Country of origin Trinidad
Introduced 2005
Proof (US) 80
Color Golden
Related products List of rum producers
Website www.10Cane.com


10 Cane rum is named after the tradition of hand-harvesting and bundling sugarcane stalks in groups of ten.[2]


Like cachaca and French or Haitian “rhum agricole”, 10 Cane is made from fresh sugar cane juice and blended with aged molasses rum.

10 Cane production process is described by Moët Hennessy as "artisanal", that is, using a small batch production process and high ingredient quality standards.[3] It is fermented for five days at a low temperature, double-distilled in small batches in French pot stills, then aged in French oak barrels for ten months.[4] This aging process gives 10 Cane its light golden color. As of 2015, it appears that 10 Cane production has been discontinued. The website referenced (www.10cane.com) no longer functions.


10 Cane is a pale gold, light bodied but full flavored rum with tasting notes of pear and vanilla.[5] 10 Cane is often used to create smoother, more fragrant variations of traditional dark rum cocktails such as the Hurricane and the Dark 'N' Stormy.


10 Cane has fared relatively well at international spirit ratings competitions, earning generally good marks from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Wine Enthusiast. The former gave 10 Cane rum one double gold, two gold, and four silver medals between 2006 and 2012.[6] Wine Enthusiast rated 10 Cane in its "90-95" point interval in 2005.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ William Dowd, "10 Cane Rum" Dowd’s Tasting Notes, August 8, 2008. [1]
  2. ^ "What’s Up – Make It: Mojitos", Cincinnati Enquirer, May 23, 2008.
  3. ^ Luxist. "Liquor Exec: Top Shelf Will Hold Steady", July 18, 2008. Accessed May 1, 2009.
  4. ^ Cocktail Atlas. “Rum Cocktails for Fall”, “September 1, 2008. Accessed April 29, 2009.
  5. ^ ”New Specialty Rum", Miami Herald, May 31, 2005.
  6. ^ a b "Proof66.com Awards Summary Page for 10 Cane"

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