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
Rhum JM L’Atelier des Rhums Jardin Fruité is a rhum agricole from Martinique. This new release from JM consists of 2 year old rum aged in both American and French oak. It is one of 3 releases in the Atelier series, and as the name suggests, it is indeed characterized by fruity and exotic notes. A nice glass of rum at a very attractive price!
Smell: Nice smell of pineapple, banana, vanilla, sugarcane juice and oak.
Tasting notes: Elegant and fruity. Lies lightly and smoothly on the tongue, again with notes of tropical fruit, vanilla and nutmeg.
Serving suggestions: Can be enjoyed neat or in cocktails.
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!