In 1914, Gustave Crassous de Médeuil bought the J.M Distillery from the family of Jean-Marie MARTIN. The Crassous de Médeuil heirs have carried on the time-honored passion and tradition of making rum J.M
J.M grow and select their own sugarcane at Habitation Bellevue. Within one hour after the sugarcane has been cut, it is crushed it to extract fresh sugarcane juice for immediate fermentation. Freshness and purity is not a secret to make great Rum J.M but these simple details separate rum J.M from the rest of the rums of the world.
Each barrel is carefully selected to bring specific characters to the aged rum. Before being used, the barrels are first charred by igniting high-proof rum inside the barrel. After the char has been scraped, new oak tannins are exposed, which deliver the barrel's character and the rich colour required in aged rums.
Rum J.M has traveled the globe and consistently takes top honors at the largest international competitions (Paris, Brussels, Chicago, Miami and San Francisco). J.M Aged Rums are especially popular with people who love fine whiskies and brandies and are looking for new taste sensations.
Located in northern Martinique at the foot of Mount Pelée, Habitation Bellevue benefits from a tropical climate and particularly rich and fertile volcanic soil excellent for the cultivation of exceptional sugarcane. This sugarcane grows up the face of the volcano and is exposed to the tropical sea breezes, which are important to ventilate the sugarcane.