Clément and its heritage
Rhum Clément is historically from Le François, on the Atlantic coast of Martinique and is produced from fresh sugarcane juice. In 1887 Homère Clément physician and mayor of Le François buys the prestigious sugar plantation of 43 acres, the Domaine de L’ Acajou. In 1917 Homère Clément builds his distillery on the ruins of the old sugar factory to meet the strong demand for Rhum Agricole from mainland France. When Homère Clément dies in 1923, his son Charles Clément takes over the management of Acajou. He renamed the Domaine de l’Acajou in honor of his father in 1940. For more than 130 year s, Rhum Clément embodies the values of Tradition Authenticity and Savoir Faire.
Since 1988, Rhum Clément is distilled at the Simon Distilery , 6.5 km from the Habitation. The aging capacity at Habitation Clément is 11 500 casks, divided in 6 cellars. The first aging step is done in new french oak barrels For the second step, the rum is transfered to ex American Bourbon Barrels. The minimum aging is 3 years in oak barrels to be qualified «rhum vieux».
Nose: Aromatic notes of mocha, cocoa, candied orange and vanilla.
Palate: Woody vanilla flavors with fleshly coconut. Subbtle accents of smoke reminiscent of Bourbon.