10 Cane

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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

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

Moët Hennessy introduced 10 Cane in 2005.[1] The product was discontinued in 2015.

Name[edit]

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

Production[edit]

Like cachaça and French or Haitian "rhum agricole", 10 Cane was made from fresh sugar cane juice and blended with aged molasses rum.

The 10 Cane production process was described by Moët Hennessy as "artisanal", using a small batch production process and ingredients of high quality.[3] It was 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 gave 10 Cane its light golden color. Production of 10 Cane was discontinued in 2015, and the official product website (www.10cane.com) no longer functions.

Mixology[edit]

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

Reviews[edit]

10 Cane fared 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ William Dowd, "10 Cane Rum" Dowd's Tasting Notes, August 8, 2008
  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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