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Clément 2002 Rare Cask Collection 50cl / Angelique

Lot: 009025
Clément Angelique 2002 Rare Cask Collection 50cl
Clément Angelique 2002 Rare Cask Collection 50cl
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Winning Bid: £120.00

Clément 2002 Rare Cask Collection 50cl / Angelique

Distillery:
Le Simon
Age:
N/A
Vintage:
2002
Region:
Martinique
Bottler:
Official
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
53.4%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Operational
Production method:
creole column still
Base:
pure cane juice

Clément 2002 Rare Cask Collection 50cl / Angelique 

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.

The Le Simon distillery, also referred to as Rhumerie du Simon, has origins dating back to 1862. It was built by the architect Emile Bougenot., and for over 100 years produced bulk rum for blending alongside various other sugar products. In 1971 it was bought by the Groupement d’Intérét Economique, a company run by Yves Hayot, and focus was turned exclusively to rum. The distillery operates four creole column stills, one each for the production of the Clément and Habitation Saint-Étienne (HSE) brands, and the other two for its contract-distilling operations. It is believed all four originate from the Habitation Clément.

This is 15 year old full proof rhum agricole , distilled in 2002 matured in in the tropics in a unique oak cask, selected by and bottled for 'The Danish Importer' in March 2017.

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