Compagnie des Indes
A selection of unique rums, highlighting the different regions that produce them
A wine expert turned rum aficionado
The Origin Story
Wine expertise applied to rums
Growing up in Burgundy, wine flowed through Florent Beuchet’s veins right from the start. After obtaining a Master’s degree in International Wine and Spirit Management, he turned his oenological expertise over to the spirit side of the business, and became an ambassador for a rum company. He soon realised that, although the world of rums was as vast, varied, and intricate as the world of wines, rums weren’t being taken seriously in quite the same way. He started Compagnie des Indes in 2014 to rectify this.
Showcasing the variety of the terroirs
Florent’s goal is to educate palates, and show people the enormous variety between different rums from different places around the world. While commercial rums tend to be full of artificial colouring and caramel flavourings, authentic unaltered rums offer more than simple sweetness and have distinct, complex and unusual personalities of their own. Rums from Compagnie des Indes contain no additives, allowing their own true characters to shine through.
Working with distillers on the ground
Florent works with distillers located across the West Indies and South America. He buys some of the rums as casks and bottles. Others he imports and blends himself. Compagnie des Indes filters all its rums personally to control the quality, and Florent is always on the lookout for new rums from unusual territories, believing that every terroir produces distinctly unique flavour palates.
The secret sauce
Small batches of perfection
Discovering the wonderful world of rums
From Trinidad to El Salvador to Guyana to Brazil, each rum from Compagnie des Indes reveals a unique personality. When it comes to the vast variety of rums currently being produced, the surface has barely been scratched. By bringing these unique qualities to the forefront, Florent hopes to encourage people to explore the hugely diverse universe of rums, and to launch themselves into a voyage of discovery.