|Article number:||Rhum J.M Rhum Vieux Agricole VSOP Martinique AOC|
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The island of Martinique has its own AOC Rhum classification, the only such classification of its kind. Rhum J.M. distillery was founded over 160 years ago by the de Médeuil family, and they are located on the island’s northernmost tip at the base of an active volcano. The nutrient-rich volcanic soil paired with the intense tropical heat and humidity create a unique microclimate yielding sugarcane of exceptional quality. First, the sugarcane juice is fermented into “wine,” which is then distilled into Rhum Agricole in a Créole copper column. The V.S.O.P. is created by aging that spirit for three years in re-charred Bourbon barrels, then finishing it for an additional year in lightly toasted American oak and then reduced to 43% ABV with pure volcanic spring water. It is full of nougaty richness with cinnamon and clove aromas, flavors of spiced butter and lemony toffee, with a smooth, subtle finish.