The refined and fruity Rhum J.M. Jardin Fruité completes a trio released in 2020 as an Atelier series by J.M.
Like Fumée Volcanique (smoked) and Epices Creoles (spiced), this sugar cane juice rum lives up to its name: refined rum with hints of exotic flambé fruits and honey.
Aged in wood for 24 months in French and American oak barrels of different toasting to give a greedy and round texture.
The small J.M distillery was founded in 1845 in the north-east of the island of Martinique and has gained world fame throughout its existence.
This top "Rhum Agricole" is distilled exclusively from the pure fermented juice of the sugar cane of its land, perched on the slopes of the volcano and facing the equator.
This allows a better maturation of the sugar cane.
The reeds, mechanically harvested, are ground to extract the sugary juice, the "vesou".
This is then left to ferment, then distilled with a column still ... historic.
The rum j.m. it is then aged in its own Limousin oak barrels and mixed with spring water from the forest, a natural park that surrounds the Martinique volcano.
The Rum Atelier is a line dedicated to Mixology, the result of an unprecedented use of barrels, expertly orchestrated by Karine Lassalle, Maître de Chai J.M.
The different rums arise from the study of the multiple characteristics offered by the different juices, heating techniques,
the type of wood and the size of the barrels; there are three blends, with exceptional and singular aromatic profiles, which form the "Atelier dei Rum" range, developed together with Joseph Akhavan, founder and head barman of the well-known Mabel cocktail bar in Paris.
On the nose, exotic flambé fruits (banana, pineapple), vanilla berries, Antillean honey, white citrus fruits (lemon, orange, grapefruit) and nutmeg.
On the palate we find aromas of nutmeg, flambéed fruits and woody notes.
The sweet bitterness of white citrus fruits and toasted notes are discovered in a greedy and ample sip that culminates with woody notes.