In 1914, Gustave Crassous de Médeuil bought the J.M Distillery from the family of Jean-Marie MARTIN. The Crassous de Médeuil heirs have carried on the time-honored passion and tradition of making rum J.M.
We grow and select our own sugarcane at Habitation Bellevue. Within one hour after the sugarcane has been cut, we have crushed it to extract fresh sugarcane juice for immediate fermentation. Freshness and purity is not a secret to make great Rum J.M but these simple details separate rum J.M from the rest of the rums of the world.
Each barrel is carefully selected to bring specific characters to our aged rum. Before being used, our barrels are first charred by igniting high-proof rum inside the barrel. After the char has been scraped, new oak tannins are exposed, which deliver the barrel's character and the rich color we want in our aged rums. The aggressive tropical heat and humidity generate enormous losses of rum volume due to evaporation. Each year, our cellar master tops off the barrels with rum from the same vintage to preserve the specific character of each respective vintage. Following this tradition, our rums are at the same pace and the flavors gradually.
Located in northern Martinique at the foot of Mount Pelée, Habitation Bellevue benefits from a tropical climate and particularly rich and fertile volcanic soil excellent for the cultivation of exceptional sugarcane. Our sugarcane grow up the face of the volcano on the exposed to the tropical sea breezes, which are important to ventilate the sugarcane.
We distill our rum in two traditional Creole copper stills at a mellow 72% to capture the natural floral aromas and rich fruity flavors of our sugarcane.
Admiral George B. Rodney was a brilliant naval strategist, an inveterate gambler, and an unscrupulous collector of the spoils of war. He will forever be remembered as the Admiral who broke the French line at the Battle of the Saints, thus safeguarding British control of the Caribbean.
By the spring of 1782, the French fleet, led by Admiral de Grasse, was voraciously eyeing the Caribbean sugar islands. However Admiral Rodney knew De Grasses intentions and pursued the French on April 12th. The famous Battle of the Saints began. The two fleets met on opposite courses in-line near Les Iles des Saints; but a sudden change of wind confused the French, and gaps appeared in their line. With a flash of tactical genius, Rodney ordered his ships to turn 90 degrees and break the French line. In doing so the guns on both sides of the English ships were brought to bear on the French with little risk of return fire. De Grasse could not reform his line and by late afternoon his 130 gun flagship, Ville de Paris, struck her colours giving Rodney victory and the English hegemony in the Caribbean.
The Admiral Rodney series of award-winning rums celebrates the famous naval battle and toasts the courage and valour of British sailors who “broke the line” and vanquished the French fleet.
In the mid 1800s the Barnard family settled in Saint Lucia as greatly respected merchants and traders.
Third generation Denis Barnard took over his fathers sugar plantation at the age of 21 and established the Dennery distillery. He was an original pioneer in the art of blending rum and began experimenting from molasses produced by the plantations own sugar factory.
His philosophy and technique of blending different distillates created a unique and captivating spirit. He produced a consistently smooth, highquality blended product. It is with this inspiration that his son, Laurie Barnard, founded Chairmans Reserve.
Laurie first experimented with blending respective casks of pot still and column still rums; and then returned the blended rum back into oak barrels to marry together. He constructed a smooth and complex well-balanced spirit that is now considered the benchmark for Saint Lucian rum.
Bounty rum is produced by St. Lucia Distillers which is located in the scenically beautiful and agriculturally rich valley of Roseau on the Caribbean island of St Lucia. BOUNTY, “The Spirit of Saint Lucia” was established in 1972 as the principle rum brand of St. Lucia Distillers, a united venture created when the last two distilleries on the island, the Dennery Distillery and Roseau Bay Distillery, merged. Bounty rum captures and conveys the islands most dynamic and festive qualities, which stem from the islands traditional and cultural roots. Our rums are a blend of double distilled rums from Guyanese molasses. They are known for their distinct clean and smooth mouth feel along with terrific medium bodied characters, ideal to be enjoyed in your favorite cocktails.
Committed to innovation and quality, our passionate team of blenders, engineers, technicians and administrative staff work together to produce one of the worlds best rums and rum products. We pride ourself on our enthusiastic dedication to quality product development and offer a variety of rums and rum products from premium rums to liqueurs.
Sugar cane offers an incredible richness of subtle and fresh aromas which are very difficult to keep after the distillation and the ageing process. What Arcane stands for is this : in a white rum or in an old rum, you will always taste, in different versions, the magnificence of cane aromas. Arcane rum is always made from the distillation of pure cane juice.
Profusion, with elegance, ricaness without being heavy. The Arcane tasting experience is always special. It is like a painting where you would never stop finding new elements.
Since more than 2 centuries, Mauritius is known as one of the best area in the world for the production of sugar cane and rum. The balance between the climate, the relief and the nature of the soil is just ideal !
The delicious aroma of spice, the feeling of sand between your toes, the turquoise waters glowing lika a jewel, and sugarcane fields as far as the eye can see - this is the magical setting in which Beach House was born.
This spiced rum with sweet tropical perfumes will make your senses wander and will transport you to its universe where discovering the world, metting new people, and tasting the sweetness of life are the main values. Beach House is more than just a spiced rum : it's a cocktail shaker filled up with sunshine, friends, surf and the art of living to make your perfect cocktail.
SPIRIBAM represents, markets and distributes fine Caribbean rums from Martinique, Saint Lucia and Mauritius. With our diverse portfolio of great rum brands such as : Rhum Clément, Rhum JM, Admiral Rodney, Chairman's Reserve Rum, Bounty Rum, Arcane and Beach House. We are recognized as one of the worlds leading authorities of rum in the spirits industry. Explore our site to learn more about our global business and the rapidly developing world of rum.