The art of rum since 1765
The craftsmanship (for more than 250 years) and expertise of the exceptional Saint James rums is regularly rewarded with medals at international competitions. The AOC label (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) for these agricultural rums emphasises the quality of the product. The basis of these rums is sugar cane that is pressed as soon as possible after harvesting. The sugar cane juice is then heated and distilled in copper alembic stills. This production method, typical of the Antilles, imparts aromatic notes and fruity flavours to the Saint James rum. The Saint James product range consists of rums that are ideal to serve as a basis for mixes and cocktails and aged rums that are best drunk neat.
Saint James Royal Ambré 40°
Saint James Royal Ambré is the luxury version among the brown rums. After 18 to 24 months of ageing in oak barrels, it reveals spicy notes (cinnamon, nutmeg), sugary fruits (figs, dates) and all the typical notes of wood ageing (vanilla, toasted hazelnut).
Saint James Blanc Impérial 40°
This rum preserves the authentic aroma of freshly harvested sugar cane. You can taste floral notes (rose, peony), fruit aromas (pineapple, passion fruit) and slightly spicy nuances.
Saint James 12 Years Old 43°
This rich and complex rum is aged for at least 12 years. The nose of this Saint James reveals full woody notes through the prolonged contact with selected oak barrels. We taste notes of brushwood and charring (roasted coffee), accompanied by pronounced spices such as nutmeg, which gradually give way to softer flavours of cinnamon and plum.
Saint James 15 Years Old 43°
Exceptional ageing of at least 15 years makes this rum very sophisticated. On the nose, woody notes (mushrooms, dry wood) mix with toasty notes (charring, toasted wood), typical of the toasting of the barrels. On the palate, tannins and a woody taste predominate, with hints of dry, toasted wood taking over the whole palate. This rum has a remarkable aftertaste.
Saint James VSOP 43°
Saint James VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale) is an AOC-certified Rhum Agricole that has aged for approximately 4 1/2 years. The lagering has taken place in ex-Bourbon barrels with the addition of up to 20% new American oak barrels. The angel’s share has been over 30%.