Saint James 12 Year Rhum Agricole


Saint James 12 Year Old rum is a prestigious new dark rum created by Saint James to complete its wide range that is well-known all over Martinique. This fantastic dark rum is patiently matured in special oak casks, which gives it high aromatic richness and heightens its quality.

Time slowly cultivates the rum’s flavor by concentrating the deep aromas with smooth and refined elegance. With its beautiful coppery brown tints, it exhales woody notes combined with more subtle scents and reveals powerful flavors of prune, dried fruit and spices (nutmeg) along with a delicate roasted coffee hint.


Tasting Notes: Excellent aromatic quality. Initial predominant woody notes. Amplified by more subtle flavours. Distinctive notes of stoned fruit (prune). Aromas of dried fruit and nutmeg. Delicate roasted touch. Good roundness. Enriched in tannins from its long ageing in casks. Predominantly woody with undertones of spices mixed with macerated stoned fruit. Very present & full-bodied with an good length on the palate.

Classification: A.O.C. Martinique Rhum Agricole
Country: Martinique
Aged: 12 Years
Distillery: Saint James
ABV: 43% / 700ml

$144.00 inc. GST

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Saint James 12 Year Rhum Agricole is produced by Saint James, one of oldest distilleries on Martinique Island (Caribbean).

Saint James was born in Saint-Pierre de la Martinique in 1765, from the hands of Reverend Father Edmund Lefebure, Superior of the Convent of the Brothers of Charity and a skilled alchemist. This dignified priest crafted a cane spirit called “Guildive” or “Tafia”. In the archives, a precise description of various qualities of spirit would suggest that “Rhum Agricole” from Martinique was born… A man of faith, but also with a good business sense, Father Lefebure started shipping rum to the geographically close British colonies in North America.

The Rum was named Saint Jacques, in tribute to Jacques Dyel who devoted his life to developing the Martinique Island, and became SAINT JAMES for commercial reasons in order to be more English-sounding.

SAINT JAMES pays particular attention to every stage of the production process so that it can offer the best expressions of its agricole rums. From the variety and quality of sugarcane, to the choice of the ageing casks, the complete elaboration is followed with care by SAINT JAMES oenologist Marc Sassier and Master Blender Myriam Bredas.

Weight 1.4 kg