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Rhum JM Gold Eleve Sous Bois 1-Year rum

Rhum JM Gold Eleve Sous Bois 1-Year

Martinique | Agricole | 50% ABV | Column Still (1-4)

38 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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revsteph (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 409 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Tasted 12/16/21 at Laka Lono
Proving yet again that my rum palate is an outlier, I gave this a 5/5 on my rum passport and noted "I like it! This tastes like furniture polish, in a good way!"

Cool Breeze (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 622 ratings
Posted almost 2 years ago

Tasted at Laka Lono on 7/11/21. Pours reddish gold in color. Less aroma of traditional agricole and more like bananas. Flavor is a bit of a disappointment as well. Metallic caramel flavor. Perhaps the first rum of Martinique that I do not like?

Rene Rum (PREMIUM) 🇨🇭 | 547 ratings
Posted 2 years ago

Helles Bernstein im Glas.
In der Nase frisch und fruchtig. Leckere tropische Früchte und zerquetschtes Zuckerrohr liegen kunterbunt gemischt in einem leicht getoasteten Fass. Elegante Karamell und Vanille Düfte mit einem Hauch Kakao und Anis eröffnen einen Weg in ein neues Universum.
Am Gaumen fruchtig und sanft. Die 50% Vol. tragen die Aromen federleicht zu den Geschmacksknospen und streicheln sie sanft. Diese erwachen und nehmen zuerst in Karamell eingelegte Früchte war, dazu gesellen sich Vanilleschoten und Hölzer, das Zuckerrohr bleibt auch nicht aussenvor.
Im Abgang sanft und lang. Zuckerrohr und Früchte ziehen vorbei, Karamell und Holz bleiben etwas länger. Zurück bleibt eine schöne Erinnerung.
Ein super Mix-Ruhm durchaus auch zu pur trinken, für Agricole Liebhaber, Barkeeper, Entdecker und Geniesser. 7++
Für einen perfekten Ti'Punch Vieux

Light amber in the glass.
Fresh and fruity on the nose. Delicious tropical fruits and crushed sugar cane lie motley in a lightly toasted barrel. Elegant caramel and vanilla scents with hints of cocoa and anise open a path to a new universe.
Fruity and smooth on the palate. The 50% abv. carries the flavors feather-light to the taste buds and caresses them gently. These awaken and first take in fruits steeped in caramel, joined by vanilla beans and woods, the sugar cane is also not left out.
The finish is soft and long. Sugar cane and fruit pass, caramel and wood linger a bit longer. What remains is a beautiful memory.
A super mix fame quite also to drink neat, for Agricole lovers, bartenders, explorers and connoisseurs. 7++
For a perfect Ti'Punch Vieux

Skipper Joe 🇺🇸 | 37 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Gorgeous label, appealing amber color. Burns a bit more than a rhum that sits longer, but not unbearably so. Robust grassy notes, with a bit of the wood and a floral finish. Not quite as rich as a “proper” vieux but less brash than a blanc. Suitable on it’s own (if you’re a Agricole fan) and shows it’s most desirable traits admirably when mixed. Ti’ punch, 1941 Mai Tai, etc

ScottN 🇺🇸 | 35 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

While I can appreciate some of the things age on this rum and some of the terroir, this rum just tasted like straight ethanol to me. As a part of a mixed drink with a lighter rum, this rum shines. I wouldn't have this on it's own.

el_pepe 🇩🇪 | 7 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Bought it without knowing anything...Further inspected needed

Vombat 🇺🇦 | 9 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Very simple rum. But I was surprised - easy to drink despite the strength. Perfect for coctails. Buy only while sale. Overpriced for quality.

Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) 🇸🇪 | 528 ratings
Posted almost 3 years ago

This cheap (20€) Rhum J.M. Is just aged for one year in re-charred ex-Bourbon barrels.
From nose, via palate to the rather long finish there is delicate grass notes, spices (I think I recognized cinnamon), cream and vanilla together with typical cane juice sugar.
Overall a well-balanced sipping rhum that I think will make great in a drink.
Pictures: My opened bottle & My J.M. Line-up by moment.

Curelin 🇮🇹 | 10 ratings
Posted almost 3 years ago

I'm not a big fan of agricole rums, nor of high ABV rums, but I gave it a possibility, and it was good! Nice simple bottle, warm gold color. Sure it's only one year old?!

Nose: as always with agricole rums, the alcohol punch you in the face without any warning, and this is enough for most people for say "ok it's not for me", but a puff or two in the glass is enough to blow away some of the vapors, and then a new world opens: incredibly fruity, loads of pineapple, exotic fruit, hints of sugar cane and vanilla, some spices in the very background. It's ideal during hot summer nights, when other creamy, spiced and buttery rums may result too much.

Taste: as you expected from a 50 ABV rum, the taste it's very powerful and warms your mouth like someone starts a fire into it. But immediatly after that, it comes the fruit freshness you've smelled before, with delicate woods notes (again, sure that it's aged only one year?!) and some smokey hints. Obviously, it ends very quickly as it's a young rum, but it invites you ti take another sip.

Note: if you're not in the side of agricole rums, it may be a perfect starting point. Surely I'll try the older Brothers, but do me a favour: don't waste it for mixing. Ok, it's a not-for-everyone sipping rum, but it's for sipping!

Mekpdue 🇺🇸 | 25 ratings
Posted almost 3 years ago

This 1 year sugar cane rum was the only Agricole rum (Rhum) in my area. I picked it up fast as I have been doing some reading up on Agricole rums. I love the idea, and at a higher ABV 50%, I got my surprise.

Peeking around the plantation label is a nice golden rum wanting to get out. It’s actually a nice sight to behold. Upon the pour, the aroma is different than a molasses based rum (think Pussers here), a nice smell. Sugar cane does come through and a slight oakiness. I don’t get the grassiness others find, but I’m new at trying to detect it. You do get the awakening this is a higher alcohol rum.

The taste is actually good for a 1 year rum, ringing true that Agricoles are better younger. I immediately got the alcohol pucker, and oak, and a sense this is a purer rum. The peppery alcohol stayed with me a bit, but interestingly, a sweetness followed. The alcohol left a burn for longer than I thought it would. I’d like to try the 3 year old version for comparison.

After a couple of pours, I was ready to mix it with something sweet (Coca Cola) for me. It definitely goes well with Cola, but someone suggested Ginger Ale and that sounds good. It is better mixed, as a sipper? I’m not ready for it.

I’d buy this again ($33 USD) for me, but I’d like to try the 3 year old next to find if it’s mellower, and perhaps another Agricole.

Brand Details

Type: Agricole
Company: Rhum JM
Country: Martinique
ABV: 50%
Name: Gold Eleve Sous Bois 1-Year
Years Aged: 1
Raw Material: Unknown
Process: Unknown
Distillation: Column Still (1-4)
Women Led: No
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