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Clement VSOP Rhum Vieux 125th Anniversary Limited Edition Agricole Rum (700ml)

$79. 99
$959.88 Dozen
ABV: 40%
A run of 30,000 limited edition bottles have been created to commemorate this Martinique distillery’s 125th anniversary, celebrated in 2012. New York-born graffiti artist, JonOne, of Dominican origin, was commissioned to decorate the new limited edition Rhum Clément VSOP bottle with his eye-catching street art.

Martinique has long had the reputation of having the best terroir for sugarcane cultivation, long before Homère Clément had the idea to press sugarcane to produce 'Rhum Agricole'. Inspired by the enjoyment of great brandies while studying in his early years in Paris, Homère mimicked the distillers of the great Armagnac’s of southwestern France to perfect his method of rhum production known today as 'Rhum Agricole'. He made the necessary investments, transforming one of the island's most prestigious sugar plantations to extract first-pressed aromatic and flavourful sugarcane juice for top-notch rum production.

Habitation Clément soon became the Mecca of Rhum Agricole. Today it receives an average of 160,000 spirit enthusiasts and rhum aficionados each year who visit the distillery and taste barrel samples in the cellars. Others come to wander the botanical gardens or tour the estate's house to take in the classic Créole antiques and architecture, as well as tour the museum of Rhum Agricole, which symbolizes the rich heritage of how Rhum Agricole came to be at Rhum Clément.

Other reviews... This bright mahogany spirit has a playful, slightly boozy scent, mixing cherry and pineapple with caramel. Meanwhile, the flavor has lots of oak, leather, cigar and dark chocolate, with a lingering finish that plays on and on. Clement recommends this in a rum “Old Fashioned”—with those fruity notes in the aroma, you already have a head start. 92 points - www.wineenthusiast.com