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Clément 1976 Rhum Vieux

Lot: 005810

Clément 1976 Rhum Vieux

Winning Bid: £240

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Lot: 005810
Distillery: 
Clément
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Martinique
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
44%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
Production method: 
creole column still
Base: 
pure cane juice
product Details

Clément 1976 Rhum Vieux

The Clément estate was established in 1887 when Homère Clément acquired 43 acres of land from the Domaine de L’Acajou. This was a period of decline for the Martinique sugar trade, and Homère was an early advocate of utilising the increasingly unneeded sugarcane in the area for the production of agricole rum. The distillery stayed in the family for 100 years, but financial trouble in 1987 saw them offer it to Yves Hayot’s brother, Bernard, as they desperately sought an alternative to the hostile takeover bid of Remy Cointreau. Hayot promptly moved production to the Le Simon distillery, installing the Clément stills there in 1989. The rum is still matured in the warehouses of the brand’s native Clément estate, the rest of which was transformed by Bernard Hayot into a spectacular modern art gallery and outdoor sculpture museum, and one of the most visited locations on the island.

This is an old 1976 vintage rhum vieux bottling and will have been distilled at the Clément estate.

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