Rhum Clement offers rum lovers a tantalising taste of the Caribbean’s rhum agricole distilling tradition.
As we’ve discussed, Asia is in the throws of a rum love affair at the moment, with bartenders leading the charge away from cheap drops towards more elegant aged rums that capture both the tradition of the spirit and a sense of exotic locales from which rum originate.
As you will know by now, within the rum category there are many different styles, including rhum agricole, uniquely floral, grassy rum produced from freshly squeezed sugar cane juice, often in French Caribbean enclaves. And some of the best rhum agricoles come from Martinique, home of Rhum Clément.
Rhum Clément has a drop for every budding or established rumophile; the V.S.O.P., aged for a minimum of four years in virgin Limousin barriques and re-charred Bourbon casks, is perfect for cocktails thanks to its roasted cocoa bean aroma and peppery spice; while the 10 Year Grand Reserve is an elegant drop that’s ideal for any established agricole fan.
For those special occasions, Rhum Clément X.O. is a rare blend of very old aged rums, including the highly regarded vintages of 1976, 1970 and 1952, putting it on par with any single malt whisky or cognac thanks to its spice, toffee and tobacco flavours, and sweet Demerrera sugar and maple finish.
If you’re looking for a stylish addition to your home bar, you might want to seek out Clément V.S.O.P. Rhum Agricole Vieux, which comes in a head-turning beautiful bottle designed by Caribbean street artist Jonone, making it an ideal he-gift.
Whether you’re new to the rhum agricole scene or you’re an old hand looking for new blends to savour, these drops will make a vital contribution to your next summer spirit session.
“There’s naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.” – Lord Byron
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