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Saint James Launches "Les Ephemeres" Series of Vintage Cask Strength Martinique Rhum

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Martinique rhum distillery, Saint James' Cellar Master, Marc Sassier, is launching a new collection that pays tributes to the great rhums of the Martiniquan distillery - the new "Les Ephemeres" series.

The inaugural release, Number 1, is a cask strength distilled in 2001 in a traditional Creole column still, which was then matured in 190L American oak barrels on 29 November, 2001, for 19 years of aging, with no additions or dilutions before bottling.

Three more vintages for the series have already been marked out and await the distillery's final approval on their readiness for bottling.


Saint James les éphémères

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Official Tasting Notes


Beautiful aromatic richness without aggressiveness despite the ABV. Notes of walnuts and macerated plum blend delicately with the woody and roasted base.


Balanced and round notes of dried fruits gradually opening up to roasted and spicy nuances.


A robust structure for a good length.


The rhum is bottled at 55.2% ABV, with a total outturn of 3,500 bottles and an RRP of 115 EUR or 118 USD.