The Emperor brand is strongly associated with the local tradition of sugar cane cultivation – brought over to Mauritius in the 17th century - and rum production.
Supported by whoever was governing the island, from the Dutch, through the French, to the British. No wonder it was king George V that became the symbol of the brand – not only the king of Britain, but of all its dominions, and the Emperor of India.
Today, Mauritius has six operating distilleries, in which rum is made both in the traditional copper pot stills and in more modern column stills. The raw material used is both fresh sugar cane juice and molasses. The Emperor rums are made through careful selection and perfect composition of the various rums available on the island.
Emperor Mauritian Blend is such a composition of rums, matured in oak casks that had previously held American bourbon. The flavours it offers include floral, forest undergrowth, flowery, oak, vanilla, roasted almonds, caramelised fruits, spices, chocolate, coffee and a hint of smoke.