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J.M Cuvée Du Fondateur • Martinique

A special edition Rhum Agricole Vieux (Agricultural Old rum) Cuvée of Founder rum from J.M, named in honor of the founder of the distillery, Monsieur Jean-Marie Martin. An exceptional marriage of selected vintages each older than 10 years.

J.M Cuvée Du Fondateur is extremely smooth. Deep mahogany color, a reddish brown hue like brilliant sapphire. The heavier caramel rum aromas are lifted by sweet traces of sherry, and subsequently reveal nuts (pecan) and vanilla, charred wood, dried fruit (raisins, figs, dates, plums and black cherries), then comes slightly earthy, musty and tannic scents where sugar cane meets oak, and old leather. The initial taste wows from the complexity of fine rum blended with sherry depth, delivering herbaceous and sweet flavors without being cloying, fruity and substantial, and some spice (nutmeg, allspice) to enhance the flavors. A medium-heavy weight body sets up a a finely balanced, long duration finish that enables you to savor more lightly charred oak, hints of tobacco.

700 ML • PROOF: 96 • ABV: 48.2%