Saint James 7 Years Old Private Reserve 70cl 43 °
Saint James rums are agricultural meaning they are made from pure fresh sugar cane and this process allows 7 year-old Saint James to become a very interesting cuvée to taste.
Aging in small ex-bourbons barrels in the tropical climatic conditions of Martinique allowed it to extract the essence of the wood that constitutes the barrel.
The aging process is accelerated by humidity and the constant high temperature which involves aging twice as fast as aged rums in cold climates.
The total evaporated volume, also called the share of angels, reaches 35% and offers the rum a nice concentration of aromas to be appreciated rather dry.
The distillery of Saint James was born in 1765, at the foot of the peeled mountain, on the island of Martinique (St Marie). It is the most important producer of agricultural rum of the island, but also the most famous , even owning a rum museum.
Located on the heights of St Pierre in the 18th century, it was transferred to Sainte Marie following the eruption of the volcano of the peeled mountain, which charred the entire sugar cane fields, except for a part: those of the St James plantation.
Still active today, it would produce around 3 million liters of rum a year, making this distillery the largest producer of agricultural rum on the island.