Depaz Rum is set to launch a portfolio of four rum expressions to the UK market in October this year.

The new Depaz Plantation Rum, Depaz VSOP Reserve Speciale, Depaz Grand Reserve XO and Depaz Port Cask Finish expressions will be initially launched at both Rumfest, which will run from 20 October to 21 October, and The Spirit Show, which will be held from 22 November and 23 November in London.

Said to be one of the world’s oldest rum products, Depaz is one of the few types worldwide to hold appellation d’origine controlee (AOC) rum Agricole’ status.

Depaz Rum’s key account manager Ruaridh Paterson said: “We are very much looking forward to bringing Depaz to the UK, and to sharing the extraordinary taste of our rums and the fascinating story of our Martinique heritage with British drinkers.

“We are seeing a growing interest in spirits that are more premium and crafted.”

“We are seeing a growing interest in spirits that are more premium and crafted, offering interesting new flavours, distinctive provenance and an authentic story.

“As agricole rum with centuries of island heritage, Depaz is rich in all of these areas and is already highly acclaimed and sought after in our existing markets. We look forward to sharing these exceptional rums with drinkers over the coming months.”

Depaz claims that all its rum products are crafted using freshly pressed sugar cane juice, and each expression is smooth, flavourful and balanced with different styles and finishes.

The new rum products will be available at specialist spirits retailers and bars around the country with a recommended retail price (RRP) of £35-£55.