The Ancient Machinations of the La Rhumerie Bielle, on Marie-Galante on Les Isles du Guadeloupe
Take a short ferry ride to the charming island of Marie-Galante and spend the day exploring her three different municipalities: the main Grand-Bourg, Capesterre, and Saint-Louis. At nearly any of Guadeloupe’s nine distilleries and every bar, you’ll find Ti’ Punch, a rum-based specialty of the French Antilles.
We spent an intoxicating (literally!) morning at La Rhumerie Bielle, tasting Rhum Blancs and Vielle et des Liqueurs. And while you can indulge in mojitos and pina coladas aplenty, it’s the Ti’ Punch that the locals sip. To appreciate this drink, you need a very smooth rum: it’s the only ingredient besides cane sugar and lime juice and a spoon.