J. S. RASCH VIN & SPIRITUS
J. S. Rasch wine and colonial trade has been selling the good things in life since 1807. The current ownership goes back 2 generations.
Tres Vieux Rhum Agricole – Martinique
With this new series “L’Atelier des rhums”, J.M moves towards the cocktail and develops its accessibility by developing 3 distinct aromatic profiles, based on the use of new types of barrels.
After “Volcanic Smoke”, L’Atelier des Rhums de la Maison J.M returns with a reference that honors spices to cover the emblematic profile of the distillery.
For this, cellar master Karine Lassalle turned to two different types of barrels, French oak and American oak, which benefited from toasting to develop these spicy aromas. J.M’s herbal and fruity distillate is then aged for 3 years to coat itself with a host of spicy aromas such as nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and pepper. The barrel roasting brings a lovely vanilla, woody and toasted note to this rum. A touch of chilli is also present for a full and very complex but very accessible aromatic profile.
Immerse yourself in the world of rum from the J.M distillery, which will take you on a journey through the warm culture of Martinique!
The plantation where Rhum JM is produced today was originally just a sugar refinery, but when Jean-Marie Martin bought the property in 1845, he switched his focus from sugar to rum. Jean-Marie had quickly spotted that the unique conditions of the fields at the foot of Mont Pelée created sugarcane of an unrivaled quality that would make an excellent rhum agricole. And to this day, 100% of the distillery’s sugar cane is still grown on the steep slopes of the mighty volcano. JM highlights 4 things that are crucial to the terroir: the lush, volcanic soil, the tropical humidity from the low cloud cover, the ventilation from the sea breeze that blows into the volcano and cools the fields, and the good drainage in the steep hillside fields. To preserve all the aromas of the sugarcane, they are pressed within 1 hour of harvesting!
Next to the distillery and the fields are the cellars, where part of the rum is stored for longer periods. At JM, bourbon casks made of American oak are mainly used, but now and then new, unused casks, armagnac casks, cognac casks and calvados casks are also seen. When the casks are burned at JM, it is done by igniting high-strength rum in the cask – an impressive sight!