MARTINIQUE / 0.70 liter, 61%
Only 196 bottles botteld
The Duchess Rhumerie Du Simon 15 Years Old Agricole Rhum
In operation since 1862, Le Simon produces some of the island’s finest agricole. They’ve become known as the most technologically advanced distillery on the island but maintain a strong connection to the time-honored technique of making rhum. Today they supply two of Martinique’s most respected brands with product, Clement and HSE.
There are four column stills present. History is significant here as Rhumerie Du Simon acquired several of the legendary Martinique stills from distilleries long past. In 1989, the J. Bally copper column still was moved here from their distillery in Carbet after its closing. Later in 1994, when distillation ceased at Habitation St. Etienne, their copper stills were also added on. Production of Clément Rhum was moved from Habitation Clément to Simon in 1989. This move included one of the original stills being used to make Clément Rhum.