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Saint James Rum unveils 250th anniversary bottling

Saint James Rum will mark its 250th anniversary year with a special commemorative bottling, Saint James Cuvée 1765.

The brand has unveiled Saint James Cuvée 1765, in homage to the original 1765 style and recipe

The brand – which is one of the oldest in the world – will also host a series of festivities on its home island of Martinique, where it first began producing rum in 1765.

In celebration of the milestone, the brand has unveiled Saint James Cuvée 1765, in homage to the original 1765 style and recipe.

Saint James’ Rhum Agricole is still produced on the Caribbean Island, which has the only rum AOC – a decree for the “controlled destination of origin” – in the world.

This, the brand claims, “ensures the quality” of the rum, which can only be produced from cane grown in the decree’s authorised areas.

Saint James says it was the first rum to create vintage-specific blends, and the first to design the square bottle, in order to “maximise storage and minimise breakage” on sea voyages to its primary export markets.

A statement from the brand read: “Saint James Rum is and has always been committed to quality, heritage, innovation and traditional expertise.

“The special Saint James Cuvée 1765, a blend created in homage to the original 1765 style, is the epitome of the quality of the products it offers.

“The brand is also at the forefront of the new mixology trend and has recently developed links with key stars in this field including top mixologist and barman, Stephen Martin.”


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