The result is a rich, full-bodied rhum with notes of oak & caramel, balanced with the complex, expressive character unique to Martinique’s sugar cane.
Aged in a combination of new American oak and re-charred Bourbon barrels, J.M VO aged Rhum Agricole is robust and spirited. The rum greets you with a supreme balance between fresh wood, warm spice, alluring field blossoms and dried fruit. On the palate, flavors of smoke and hardwood char from the BBQ lead back to dried cloves, figs, with a glorious finish of licorice and toasted sugar.
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.