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NV Saint James X.O. Cuvee Anniversaire 240 Ans Rhum Vieux Agricole, Martinique

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Martinique AOC

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $146   From: $134   To: $160

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Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2010 Gold
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2008 Silver
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Grape Variety: Rum

Rum is a spirit made in various styles and in many (mostly tropical) locations around the world. Sugarcane is the raw ingredient behind all rum styles, from clear Cuban ron blanco to the darkest Jamaican Navy Rum. Some rums, notably and Brazilian cachaça and Rhum Agricole from the French West Indies, are distilled directly from cane juice. Most, however, is made from molasses, the thick, black, syrupy by-product of the sugar production process.

Rum's origins lie very much in a place and time, namely the Caribbean of the 17th Century. During this period, the islands were being colonized by settlers from various European countries, particularly England, France, Spain, Portugal and Holland. These early colonists naturally sought out a way of producing alcohol – not just for its intoxicating properties, but as a way of makin ... more

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  • Martinique

    Martinique is a French-owned island in the Lesser Antilles, at the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea. With its latitude of 14°N, Martinique has a tropical climate unsuited to viticulture. As a result, wine is not produced on the island, despite centuries of French influence (although see Tahiti). Martinique is very well known, however, for its Rhum Agricole, the French name for rum distilled from fresh cane juice. This high-quality spirit is one of the island's key exports and has been protected by its own AOC Martinique appellation since 1996.

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  • Caribbean

    The Caribbean is the geographical region that surrounds the Caribbean Sea, between South America and North America. Although not known for its wines (grape vines do not thrive here), the region is the undisputed home of rum. The few wines currently made in the region have been in production for just a few years. They come from Cuba, and ar ... more

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