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Rhum agricole in the area (esp Rhum JM)?

BobB Oct 4, 2013 09:16 AM

Has anyone seen fine aged rhum agricole from Martinique, like Rhum JM or Rhum Clement, in the Boston area? I've been a fan ever since a visit to the Rhum JM distillery more than ten years ago, but it always seems very difficult to find them in shops around here.

  1. rlh Oct 4, 2013 01:40 PM

    Definitely at Marty's in Newton - not the lowest prices, but several brands.. Also pretty sure I've have seen it at Martignetti on Soldiers Field Road but have not been there recently. Brix on Broad is great about special orders of just one bottle also.

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    1. re: rlh
      BobB Oct 6, 2013 02:41 PM

      Thanks for the tip. Martignetti's carries one brand that I tried (the name escapes me), but it was not the same caliber as JM or Clement, at least to my palate. It was also higher alcohol, something like 46 or 47% ABV, so it was a bit intense for sipping.

      1. re: BobB
        rlh Oct 6, 2013 05:04 PM

        I saw that one at Martignetti's on Friday night, did not recognize it, and decided to wait until I can get to Marty's - do you recommend JM or Clement if both are options? I am a big fan of the Clement Creole (Orange) Shrubb as an alternative for Cointreau / Combier.

        1. re: rlh
          BobB Oct 7, 2013 05:58 AM

          I really only have experience with JM, particularly the VSOP and the vintages. But I've seen others recommending Clement and am eager to try it.

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