Rhum Saint James
This grade, which is a blend of the cellar master's older rums, is an excellent introduction to the complexity and aromatics of aged rums. Rated "Very good" by The Wine Enthusiast and the Spirit Journal.
Rhum Saint James rums are fermented from pure cane juice, in a continuous single distillation process, similar to Armagnac, then aged in limousin and American bourbon cask for a number of years. Most commercial rums are from molasses, which is a by product of refining sugar case into sugar.
The quality of rums produced from pure sugar cane juice is so special, that the French government created the appellation :Rhum Agricole" exclusively for products made in the manner of Rhum Saint James.