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UCVF to distribute Fortin Rum in France

Union Commerciale des Vins de France (UCVF) has secured exclusive distributor rights for Fortin Rum in the French market.

Fortin Rum
Fortin Rum trio collection Heroica, Epopeya and Guarani


The Paraguayan rum, Fortin, has expanded its distribution by partnering with UCVF, a French Archamps-based distributor of exceptional wines and spirits.

This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the journey of Fortin, a brand deeply rooted in craftsmanship, tradition and quality.

The Fortin distillery uses hand-cut sugarcane, cultivated on-site, to make sugar honey for its rums.

Along with the newly founded partnership, Fortin is bringing its trilogy collection – Heróica, Epopeya and Guarani – to the European market.

The collection is said to ’embody the spirit of Paraguay’s rich heritage and cultural tapestry’, with European influence.

The first of the expressions, Heróica, is a blend of five- to six-year-old rums aged in American oak casks and boasts ‘exotic fruit aromas and a creamy finish’.

Fortin Epopeya is a five-year-old rum aged in American oak barrels and finished in orange liqueur casks, resulting in sweet notes of Paraguayan oranges and hints of vanilla on the palate.

The third and final expression, Guarani, celebrates the convergence of indigenous and colonial influence and is finished in maté liqueur casks to create herbal notes with eucalyptus on the finish.

All three expressions are offered at 40% ABV in 700ml bottles.

The distillery will showcase its range at the 2024 Rhum Fest Paris from 4-6 May.

The brand joins UCVF’s portfolio of rums available in France, including Autentico Nativo, Kong and Labourdonnais.

Fortin rum distillery was founded in 1993 by Javier Diaz de Vivar.

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