Transcontinental Rum Line Jamaica Rum
Vibrant gold. Full-bodied, pulpy. The very original initial nose is characterized by notes of agave and brioche. Slightly earthy, it allows glimpses of juicy pear, beeswax and candied lemon once allowed to breathe. Warm, it gradually becomes increasingly spicy (pepper, nutmeg), aniseedy and honeyed (acacia). A delicious note of milk chocolate suddenly appears. Palate : lively, elegant. Ripe fruits (Mirabelle plum, plum, yellow peach) bring lots of freshness and creaminess to the attack. The mid-palate is enveloped by precious honeys (heather, lavender) before noble spices (cinnamon, ginger) take over. These are accompanied by notes of latte and spice bread. Overall : long, silky. The rich finish invites us to enjoy a delicious custard tart. A handful of heady florals (peony, white lilac) and strong spices (clove, star anise) bring energy to the end of the palate. On the retro-nasal olfaction, fresh walnuts and dates cover the palate in their thick tannins. The empty glass reveals cane sugar, agave honey and Bordeaux cannelés.
The Transcontinental Rum Line is inspired by rum casks’ historical trips between the New World and the Old Continent. From the beginning of its production, rum has always been shipped to Europe for nautical, economical and technical reasons.
Nautical, because it allowed the avoid stagnant water consumption during long transatlantic crossings. Economical, since the angel share is lower and the rum matures more smoothly. Technical, because the know-how of Cognac and Scotland’s cellar masters plus the diversity of barrels supported the creation of unique expressions.
From pirate life on the open sea to Caribbean island paradises, perhaps no other spirit evokes such a romantic history as Rum. Made through fermentation and distillation of molasses or the fresh-pressed juice of sugar cane, Rums range from 20% to over 70% alcohol and come in a variety of tones from clear to dark. Highest quality Rums are generally produced in pot stills and aged in wood, while less expensive Clear or “White” Rums are produced in column stills and bottled without barrel aging. Naturally, Rums form the base of tropical cocktails like Daquiris and Mojitos.