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Rhum J.M 1999 Single Barrel 50cl / Ping No.14

Lot: 007104
Rhum J.M 1999 Single Barrel 50cl / Juul's and 14 Ping
Rhum J.M 1999 Single Barrel 50cl / Juul's and 14 Ping
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Winning Bid: £140.00

Rhum J.M 1999 Single Barrel 50cl / Ping No.14

Distillery:
Distillerie JM Crassous de Medeuil
Age:
N/A
Vintage:
1999
Region:
Martinique
Bottler:
Official
Cask Type:
American Oak
Bottle Strength:
43.6%
Bottle Size:
50cl
Distillery Status:
Operational
Production method:
column still
Base:
sugar cane juice

Rhum J.M 1999 Single Barrel 50cl / Ping No.14

The J.M Crassous de Medeuil distillery is the oldest still in operation in Martinique. It was built in 1845 by Jean-Marie Martin on the Fonds Préville estate, established by Antoine Leroux-Préville in 1790. Martin’s rum was shipped in barrels using his initials “J.M” on the cask ends. In 1914, his distillery was bought by neighbouring distillers, the Crassous de Medeuil family, who consolidated both operations at the Fonds Préville distillery, renaming it J.M Crassous de Medeuil. The “Rhum J.M” brand first appeared in the 1980s, and the first sales of its aged rum were in 1994. Its blossoming reputation then saw it bought by Groupe Bernard Hayot (GBH) in 2002, who’s portfolio also included the Clément brand. Rather than move production to Bernard’s brother’s Le Simon distillery, as they had done with Clément, GBH invested heavily in J.M Crassous de Medeuil. This included the installation of a second column still in 2015, modelled after those used in Armagnac, boosting production capacity to around 1.5 million litres per year.

This 1999 vintage single cask was bottled in 2019 and was specially selected as the fourteenth instalment of the Ping series, a range of exclusives for Juul's Vin & Spiritus. The original five bottlings (all single alt whisky) celebrated the 30th business anniversary of the company, and 50th birthday of its proprietor, Michael Madsen.

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