This one of the rare distilleries still in activity in Mauritius which cultivate its own sugarcane. They are carefully selected and grown exclusively for the production of the Chamarel Rums: here lies the first secret of its quality. The harvest is done by hand, without ever burning the crops, and extends between July to December. The identification of the various crops and their traceability will allow the Master Blender to select the finest lots for the White Rums and the Old Rums.
Nestled amongst lush greenery, the Takamaka restaurant is the perfect place to sip a glass of wine!
Takamaka Boutique Winery was born of the conviction of a passionate winemaker, Alexander Oxenham, the only oenologist on the island, who took up the challenge of producing wine from lychees, the fruits come from the best orchards of the island of Mauritius and are selected for their top quality. The wines have been fermented at low temperatures to retain its elegance and freshness. Enjoy the chance of tasting these luxurious wines while having some nice snacks too. You also get the chance to see the winery and have some knowledge of wine making.
Elaborated with care, the rums we offer are complex and authentic. They are appreciated by connoisseurs and are enjoyable to amateurs alike. The sugar cane that goes into their making is manually harvested from the first rays of dawn. It is immediately sent to a mill where it will be slowly and gently pressed to extract the juice. It is exclusively this precious first-crush juice, commonly called “fangourin” in Mauritius, which is used to elaborate the rums.
This juice will undergo fermentation to become what we name the “wine”. It will then be distilled in a traditional copper alembic. They only retain the heart of distillation to create the rums. For the lengthening, they use their very own spring water, sourced from tea plantation domain of Bois Chéri. It is this unique association of the care put into the sugar cane cultivation, the precision invested into the distillation process and the low mineral composition of the spring water which instill into Saint Aubin rums their unmatched authenticity and originality.