Founded in 1845
Rhum J.M was founded in 1845 and is located in Le Macouba at the base of Mount Pelee, an active volcano on the northernmost tip of Martinique. Rhum J.M draws from a unique terroir for its estate-grown sugarcane.

The intense tropical heat and humidity of the island plus the rich volcanic soil surrounding Rhum J.M create a unique microclimate that yields high-quality sugarcane, and this is reflected in their Agricole Rhums.

The sugarcane used in production is grown locally and crushed to release the juice within twenty-four hours of harvesting.

The fermented cane juice is distilled through their creole column, a relatively low-rectification, continuous distillation system that results in a characterful 72% ABV distillate.

The resultant Spirit is then rested and then either presented in its ‘blanc’ unaged form or laid down for aging in carefully prepared re-charred oak barrels.

The company prides itself on its aged stock which is predominantly rested in French oak but also uses previously seasoned casks such as Cognac, Armagnac, and Calvados.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
  • Established
  • Owner
    Groupe Bernard Hayot
  • Visitor center
  • Address
    Rhumerie de Fonds Préville – Macouba Martinique
  • Phone
    +596 596 78 92 55
  • Website
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The elevation, Arid volcanic soil and humid sea air create a sugar cane with a lower sugar content, giving J.M Rhums a very distinct character. Farmers in Martinique don’t burn the cane fields after the harvest, they simply proceed to grow bananas or pineapples on it and rotate the cultures with every new crop.

Each barrel used to age Rhum J.M is charred by igniting a fire to high-proof Rum inside the barrel. The char is scraped, exposing new oak tannins, yielding a Rum rich in color.

The distillery's name comes from the initials of Jean-Marie Martin, the founder of the distillery. 
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