Region: Le Francois
Style: Aged Rum
Perfect for: On the rocks
A simply stunning Rhum Agricole from one of our all time favourite rum distilleries. This particular bottling is a beautiful 1970 vintage, bottled in 1991. The rhum spent 15 years in large 200 litre barrels in Clement?s large maturation cellars, before being moved to smaller French oak casks for 6 years, resulting in a marvelous concentration of flavor. On the nose, the rum serves up deep, sugared fruits, with pineapple and mango particularly at the fore. The palate is consistent with the nose, but adds flavours of almonds, tobacco smoke and a slightly floral edge. The finish is long, with a strong toasted oak note and lingering sweetness. One of the all-time great bottlings from this distillery.
Originally a sugar plantation, the Clement distillery sits on a 43-acre estate in Martinique that grows its own sugarcane to extract first-pressed aromatic and flavorful sugarcane juice to distill pure Rhum from. This has become quite the focal point in the Rhum Agricole world with over 160,000 visitors making a pilgrimage there each year. Since 1887, the production of Rhum Cl?ment has been carried out according to the purest traditions and most time-honored inherited from Charles and Hom?re Cl?ment.