The moniker of this product could be translated as ageless. This medium bodied deep amber presents aromas of big bold vegetal and grassy tones, with hints of sherry, vanilla and wood. The initial taste is warm and slightly sweet, slowly revealing echoes of dried fruits, honey, spicy pepper and burnt sugar. The finish is long and satisfying like a bright cognac. The Plantations St. James have been producing rhum since 1765 in Sainte Marie. The brand produces a wide variety of single cane rhums, white rhums, fresh and fruity amber rhums, rich and harmonious aged rhums.
AGEINGMatured 12 months in large oak casks or ”foudres”APPEARANCEStraw yellow colour with golden highlights.NOSEDried fruits aromas with honey and liquorice. Woody and vanilla notes.PALATEFruity flavours typical of the white rums associated to woody notes. Good length.
When the French King, Louis XIV, banned the sale of rum in France, an enterprising priest moved to Martinique and founded Plantations Saint James, where he produced and sold his rum to the settlers in New England. Rhum Saint James was consumed from Williamsburg to Boston, and became the most popular West Indian rum in the American colonies before the American Revolution. The St. James Rhum Museum offers free tastings and exhibits on the history of the rhum making industry on island.