Dating back to the 18th Century, France has a long tradition of importing and more importantly, drinking fine rums imported from the Caribbean. The huge cane plantations of the tropical islands provided France with a huge supply of not only sugar, but also fine rums that were distilled in traditional stills. This rum was transported in oak barrels across the Atlantic, maturing all the while on the perilous voyage. Arriving at ports around French coastal towns such as La Rochelle, the rum was decanted from barrels and bottled for distribution around the country. The Spytail Rum Company uses this history as the basis for our fine rums.