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Rhum J.M 1 Litre circa 1960s

Lot: 007308
Rhum J.M 1 Litre circa 1960s
Rhum J.M 1 Litre circa 1960s
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Winning Bid: £260.00

Rhum J.M 1 Litre circa 1960s

Distillery:
Distillerie JM Crassous de Medeuil
Age:
n/a
Vintage:
n/a
Region:
Martinique
Bottler:
Official
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
55%
Bottle Size:
1 litre
Distillery Status:
Operational
Production method:
column still
Base:
pure cane juice

Rhum J.M 1 Litre circa 1960s

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 is a 1960s bottling of white agricole rum, bottled for the French market,

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