J.M Rhum Agricole 2009 Bourbon Cask Finish 42.3% 700ml
Characteristics: Colour: A beautiful amber colour with clear reflections. Aroma: A particularly complex nose that, when opened, reveals sublime scents of tobacco, cocoa and dried fruit, which after aerating give way to notes of dried figs, candied fruit and sandalwood. Taste: A round and creamy palate in which the scents perceived in the nose such as tobacco and cocoa can be found again, skilfully accompanied by aromas of vanilla and oak. In the aftertaste it ends with smoky and roasted notes, the trademark of this brand.
The distillery, founded by Jean Marie Martin (J.M) is located in the North of Martinique Island (French West Indies) and is renowned to be the most prestigious brand for aged Agricole rums. The AOC Rhum Agricole de la Martinique restricts production to the short, best season for the cane to pack aromas, compels that all and only the fresh juice of the cane be used, contrary to 95% of the world rums using the left-overs (Molasses, stalks) of the sugar refining industry. Agricole Rum belongs to the world of cognac or Armagnac, whenever Traditional Rum (also known as Industrial) is in the grappa / pomace world. Lately, and confidently they have experimented with unusual cask finish, going for casks far more complex than the usuals props for whiskies i.e. sherry, port, madeira, fortified sweet wines. They have gone for Calvados, Cognac, and Armagnac casks and longer maturations. So brilliant were the results that all was sold in few days.