Saint James Cuvée L'Essentiel 70cl 43°
Marc Sassier, œnologist and Gilbert Bolinois, Chai Master of the famous distillery Saint James together sign this new exceptional cuvee: L'Essentiel (the essential).
The new blend of these two experts is the result of a carefully selected selection of very important vintages. Their experience of more than 20 years according to the strict specifications of the AOC Martinique, is an undeniable strength.
The cuvée l'Essentiel consists of three exceptional vintages from the harvest years of 1998, 2000 and 2003.
These three vintages have patiently aged for over 12 years under the tropical climate of Martinique. They were aged in carefully selected small barrels of Bourbon.
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.