From the town of Saint Marie (since 1973) in Martinique, Saint James Royal Amber Rum is one of the rare agricoles that have been made available in Ontario. Rum agricole is produced using pure, fresh cane juice which is fermented into a distillers wine before being distilled through a continuous column still.
Saint James Royal Amber Rum has achieved the AOC markings for a Martinique rum. This means that all sugar cane is produced, ground, and pressed on island; no additional syrup or molasses is allowed. The final product must contain a minimal amount of added sugar. This particular product is aged for 18 to 24 months making it a younger rum.
ABOUT SAINT JAMES
Saint James Rum was founded in Saint-Pierre de la Martinique in 1765, at the hands of Reverend Father Edmund Lefebure who also happened to be a rather skilled alchemist. The priest crafted a cane spirit, and began shipping the rum to British colonies in North America. He named the rum Saint Jacques as a tribute to Jacques Dyel, which later became known as Saint James in order to sound more familiar to English speakers.