St James Ephemere n°1 2001 70cl 55.2°

Archive St James Ephemere n°1 2001 70cl 55.2°
Distillery : Saint James / Country : Martinique / Reference: : 25122

This rum, selected by the cellar master Marc Sassier, is the first of the "éphémères" series which pays tribute to the "grands crus" of the famous Saint James distillery: distilled in a Creole column, then aged for 19 years in American oak barrels, this cask strength paves the way for a range full of promise.

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Volume0.7 L
TypeOld Rum
DistillerySaint James
Age19 years
MaturationAmerican Oak

In the middle of the 18th century, Martinique had a very active sugar production. In the west of the island, the Fort Saint-Pierre hospital was managed by the Brothers of Charity, Father Lefébure had a sugar factory built to meet the needs of the sick, therefore a “vinegar factory” was born next to distil molasses residue. This is the beginning of Martinican agricultural rum. The Saint James distillery was founded in 1765, at the foot of the Pelée mountain, on the island of Martinique.

Initially named Trou-Vaillant from the name of the locality where the distillery is located, its difficulty of pronunciation for the Anglo-Saxons forced the Brothers to rename it Saint-James. This brand name was registered by Paulin Lambert when he bought the distillery in 1882, moreover he favored bottling in a revolutionary format, in glass with a square base, in order to make profitable the space in the holds of boats and avoid the breakage.

Today the distillery is celebrating its 250th anniversary, it now belongs to La Martiniquaise group after having passed into the hands of the Cointreau group which decided to move the site to Sainte-Marie on the Atlantic side of the island. It would produce around 3 million litres of rums per year, making this distillery the most important producer of agricultural rum on the island.