Rush Jagoe’s Caribbean rhum photo essay

Jagoe spent a few days traveling through the Caribbean to photograph how rhum is made in Martinique, Jamaica, and Barbados.

“Every island had its own feel. Jamaica was lively and dangerous, the people were more willing to spill their hearts and open their homes. Barbados was sleepy. Its beautiful coastal villages seem to close up when the sun goes down, while one or two rum joints will tend to stay open late as a local watering hole and restaurant. I loved getting to see the different climates in Martinique and tasting the differences in rhum made with cane grown on the arid coast versus rhum made in the rainforest at the foot of a dormant volcano.”

Photographer: Rush Jagoe

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