Rhum Clément XO – The Liquid Embodiment of Elegance
In Martinique, VSOP rhums are meant to be shared, as we’ve noted before. If you happen to get your hands on a bottle of Rhum Clément XO, though, all bets are off! Yeah, this exceptional rhum agricole is so special you’ll be forgiven for hoarding it all to yourself.
As with its close VSOP cousin, Rhum Clément employs a distinctive dual-aging process in crafting its XO. Barrels formerly tasked with aging Bourbon are alternated with virgin oak casks over a period of six years, minimum. This yields some wonderfully robust fragrances and flavors that I find absolutely irresistible.
Simply Beautiful Rhum Agricole
Before we have a taste, though, I have to say a few words about just how beautiful this rhum really is. I mean, is that color not just amazing?!
The rich, deep mahogany is all kinds of sexy. To me, it’s the liquid embodiment of elegance.
To be sure, this is not the type of rum that you pour and drink quickly. No, no. You not only want to savor the flavor and aromatics of Rhum Clément XO, you want to show it off by keeping it a bit longer than usual in your glass.
Indeed, if any rum could elevate your looks and improve your overall sense of style, this is it.
Okay, now let’s get into the real beauty of Rhum Clément XO – its flavor.
The telltale earthy, grassy notes prevalent in all rhum agricole expressions are elevated in this XO with deliciously distinctive charred wood. The overall smokey character lends an air of sophistication to this sipping experience. If fine cigars are your thing, you’ll want to have a few on hand while enjoying this stuff.
The marvelous smokey flavor in Rhum Clément XO, however, does not overwhelm. Instead, it balances beautifully with floral notes and subtle tropical fruits. Banana, orange peel, and maybe even a hint of honey all combine to create as elegant and sensual a sipping experience as you can readily enjoy in the United States.
Where To Buy Rhum Clément XO
Our amazing friends at SPIRIBAM are the exclusive USA importers for Rhum Clément. For the very best deals on Rhum Clément XO, visit SPIRIBAM online and be sure to enter promo code “UCRHUM” at checkout to save 10% off your order.