Is St James rhum good?
On the nose the rhum exhibits fresh grassy notes and a slight vegetal/fruit note fresh and clean a little like cucumber. It is a pleasant medium gold/brown colour. When sipped it is pretty spicy it isn’t particularly harsh but it isn’t what you would term as smooth. In the mouth the vegetal notes come to the forefront.
What is rhum Vieux?
It may be aged as little as a few months (3 months at least for AOC Martinique Rhum agricole) or up to a few years. After three years of aging in oak barrels, it may be called “rhum vieux,” or “old rum”.
Who owns Saint James rum?
In 1990, the holding companies of the Hériard Dubreuil and Cointreau families joined forces to form the Rémy-Cointreau group. Thirteen years later on 14 July 2003, the Rémy Cointreau group sold Saint James to La Martiniquaise, which thus became the leading group producing and distributing European A.O.C. Agricole rum.
What is rhum Martinique?
Martinique rhum has its own appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) quality designation, like French wine, and is produced under strict guidelines. It’s produced only on Creole stills—single-column copper stills—not pot stills, as with other fresh cane juice rhums, and it uses an industrial yeast.
Where is Saint James rum from?
This Imperial White Rum produced in Sainte-Marie in Martinique is a clear reflection of fresh cane sugar, with a very well-balanced vegetal and fruity character and wonderful aromatic power.
What is the difference between rhum agricole and rum?
Rhum agricole differs from rum in that it’s distilled directly from pressed cane sugar instead of fermented juice or cane byproducts like molasses, and it usually comes from French-speaking Caribbean countries. You could just call it “rhum” but most people don’t.
Whats the difference between rum and rhum?
Rhum vs. Rum. The simple difference between Rum and Rhum Agricole is that RUM is always made from Molasses (an industrial by product of sugar production) while Rhum Agricole is made DIRECTLY from freshly pressed sugarcane juice.
What is the difference between rhum and rum?
Is Rhum Barbancourt agricole?
Rhum Barbancourt is often noted as being an Agricole Rhum. Agricole Rhums are popular on French speaking islands within the Caribbean. As opposed to most molasses based rums they are produced by distilling sugar cane juice (or honey). Barbancourt is produced from sugar cane juice and is definitely a cane juice rum.
Which country invented rum?
Rums originated in the West Indies and are first mentioned in records from Barbados in about 1650. They were called “kill-devil” or “rumbullion” and by 1667 were simply called rum.