J.M. Gold displays a rich sugarcane flavor that has beautiful viscosity on the palate. The rich golden color is a simple result from the time it has been naturally aged in re-charred Bourbon barrels for a period of 12 months. Raw sugarcane and warm gingerbread flavors are softened by hints of vanilla and hazelnuts from this short time in oak. J.M Gold is a rum that demonstrates a brilliant balance of reservation of terroir with introduction of wood alchemy that works exceptionally well in cocktails.
The island of Martinique carries an AOC Rhum classification, the only such classification of its kind, and Rhum J.M produces among its finest rhums. The Rhum J.M estates and distillery, founded over 160 years ago by the de Médeuil family, are on the island’s northernmost tip at the base of an active volcano. The island’s intense tropical heat and humidity combined with the nutrient-rich, volcanic soil creates a microclimate yielding sugarcane of exceptional quality.
Over 36-48 hours, the sugarcane juice is allowed to ferment naturally into a sugarcane “wine.” This vin de canne is distilled into Rhum Agricole in a Créole copper column. The fresh Rhum Agricole is allowed to rest in stainless steel tanks for at least three months. The rhum is then reduced to bottling strength with water from an estate spring or reduced to 60% abv. in preparation for additional years of aging in oak casks in the Rhum J.M cellars.
J.M 80 Proof is perfectly balanced to bring a true and freshness to the cocktail experience. The palate entry is preceded with a bouquet of white pepper and lilies, giving way to grilled pineapples, green banana, raspberry, and warm biscuits. While floral and fruity, the finish is dry.