Unfortunately, the production of local rum proved not to be very profitable and the plantations and distilleries slowly disappeared.But then, in the 1990s, an enthusiast breathed fresh life into the faded Polynesian rum industry. Since then, others have joined him and the production of rum is a flourishing industry from Taha’a to Rangiroa. Manuia ! (Cheers! in Tahitian).
Polynesian rum tasting