10 Cane was a pale gold, light bodied but full flavored rum with tasting notes of pear and vanilla. 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. 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. 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. This aging process gave 10 Cane its light golden color. Production of 10 Cane was discontinued in 2015, but few bottles still remain!
The republic of Trinidad and Tobago is composed of two main islands and numerous smaller islands, all of which lie in the Caribbean Sea just off the coast of Venezuela. Both Trinidad and Tobago have spent time under British, French and Dutch rule, but were unified as a single country in 1889 as a crown colony of Great Britain. Independence was gained in 1962 and the country became a republic in 1976.
Both Trinidad and Tobago are located between ten and 11 degrees north, a latitude which places them closer to the equator than the Tropic of Cancer. It is rare to find vineyards at these equatorial latitudes (although notable exceptions do exist, such as Indonesia and Ecuador), and there are none on Trinidad or Tobago