When Homère Clément, (born in 1852 in Trinité, Martinique), acquired the Habitation and founded Rhum Clément in 1887; little did he realize that he was creating a lasting legacy. After his death in 1923, his son Charles, and Charles's sons, Georges-Louis and Jean-José, continued what Homère had created at Habitation Clément. Today 18th century Habitation Clément is one of the oldest estates on the island. Bernard Hayot bought Habitation Clément in 1986, and opened it to the public in 1988. During our stay in Martinique, we took a tour of the historic house where President François Mitterrand and President George Bush held a summit meeting in March 1991, and in 1996, the house received a Historic Monument classification.
Today, Benjamin Jones, a descendant of Homère Clément, continues the Clément family tradition by introducing the international market to the Rhum Clément products, which include Rhum Clément X.O., Rhum Clément Cuvée Homère, Rhum Clément Liqueur Créole Shrubb, Rhum Clément Première Canne White Rhum, and Rhum Clément V.S.O.P. Rum.
In January 2007, Rhum Clément will introduce their ultra-premium Rhum Clément Cuvée Homère and Rhum Clément X.O.
Clément V.S.O.P. Rhum Agricole Vieux is aged a minimum of four years in virgin Limousin barriques and re-charred Bourbon casks. The superb alchemy of natural rum from sugarcane juice matured in a unique variety of the world’s finest oak barrels orchestrated by our Cellar Master gives this exceptional aged rum its brilliant mahogany color, roasted cocoa bean aroma and its illustrious smooth mellow character.
|Region Produced in||Le Francois|
|Cask||American ex-Bourbon casks, Ex-Limousin casks|
|Tasting Notes||Warm caramel, exotic spice, and dried fruit aromas lead into a soft, silky entry with a moderately off-dry body full of coconut and banana creme brulee, nut, and dried fruit flavors. Finishes with a long fade of charred sugarcane, coconut custard, peppery spices and delicate wet minerals. An elegant and exotic treat.|
|Product Dimensions||25.5 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm|
|Storage Instructions||Cool and dry conditions|
|Manufacturer/Producer||Heritiers H. Clément|
|Country Produced in||Martinique|
|1 Liter Proportion EUR||47.07|