Rhum J. M PlumpJack x Smugglers Single Barrel Réserve Spécial
Cask #20130725 | 372 bottles total | Aged in American Oak
Distilled January 5, 2015 | Bottled December 7, 2018 | 47.3% ABV
After a trip to Martinique in the fall of 2017, I absolutely fell in love with agricole Rhum. I came back with a new appreciation for R(h)um and was determined to begin sourcing it by the cask just like we've done with whisk(e)y for years. It turns out there aren't as many of these barrels to go around as I had hoped. I reached out to Martin Cate, the man behind the curtain of San Francisco's most regarded R(h)um bar, Smuggler's Cove. Rhum J.M is one of our favorites, and after tasting through the barrels it became clear that a collaboration was in the works.
There is something for everyone in this Rhum. In a word, FUNKY. Fruity, sweet, spicy and vegetal notes dance all around the glass immediately after pouring. Burnt sugar and burnt orange rinds on the nose develop into a briny, bitter melon spice profile on the palate that lingers into a long finish. Excellent to sip on its own, it makes a pretty fantastic Ti' Punch. Don't miss out on this one!
- Joshua Thinnes, PlumpJack Wine & Spirits