J.M Rhum Shrubb Liqueur 35% 700ml
A fundamental ingredient in classic French Caribbean traditions, Shrubb is a brilliant marriage of J.M aged rhum with bitter orange zest, natural sugarcane syrup, and the maceration of locally sourced vanilla bean, cinnamon and nutmeg. Shrubb is essential to family celebrations and gatherings in northern Martinique, and is an ingredient in contemporary cuisine and cocktails, which call for an avantgarde liqueur d’orange.
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.
- Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2017, 92 Points