Rhum Clément's history
The story of Clément Rum starts in 1887 when Homère Clément, a physician and mayor of Le François, purchased the prestigious 43-hectare sugar plantation, Domaine de L'Acajou. He pioneered Rhum Agricole, a contemporary style of pure rum made directly from fresh free-run sugarcane juice, instead of the traditional rum made from molasses.
1917 - Homère Clément built a new distillery to fulfil the demand for alcohol during the first World War.
1923 - After the death of Homère Clément, his son, Charles Clément took over the business. Charles is credited with perfecting his family's rhum agricole production after studying distillation at the famous Louis Pasteur School in France. It was Charles Clément who first bottled rhum agricole in Martinique. Charles Clément was the first to export bottles of Martinique rhum agricole and built an important market in France.
1940 - The Clément brand of rum was launched and publicity to support the brand started.
1973 - Charles Clément is succeeded by his sons, Georges-Louis, Jean-José and Marcel-André – the third generation to run the distillery. Georges-Louis looks after production while his brothers work on building export markets in Europe, Central and South America and North America.
1986 - Rhum Clément is sold to the Hayot family but strong connections with the Clément family are maintained. The Hayot family invests in Rhum Clément with the building of new aging cellars, a reception for tourists, art galleries and a tasting room for visitors.
1991 - The French-American summit with presidents Bush and Mitterrand is held at the end of the Gulf War with Habitation Clément as a venue.
1996 - Martinique Rhum Agricole gains the Denomination of Controlled Origin (AOC).
2001 - Clément Canne Bleue is launched
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Tel: +596 596 54 62 07
Website: Rhum Clément
Address: Habitation Clément, Domaine de l’acajou, Le François, 97240
Rhum Clément Blanc 40%
Distilled from fermented fresh, pressed sugarcane juice, this is Clément's well-established and regarded green label unaged agricole rum presented in
Rhum Clément Canne Bleue
Like the other Clément rums, this is a rhum agricole which is slowly hydrated (over eight months). It is further distinguished due to being distilled
Rhum Clément Ambré
This younger blend of rum is matured in Clément in Martinique. Made from fresh sugarcane juice this Rhum Agricole has a fine oak character and perfect
Rhum Clément Select Barrel
Select Barrel is an amber rhum agricole matured a minimum of 21 months in new American oak barrels at the Habitation Clément cellar.
Rhum Clément V.S.O.P.
Clément V.S.O.P. Rhum Agricole Vieux is distilled from fermented sugar cane juice and aged a minimum of 4 years in virgin Limousin oak barriques and re-charred
Rhum Clément 10 Ans
Distilled from fermented fresh pressed sugarcane juice and aged a minimum of 10 years in a combination of virgin and re-charred oak barrels, this exceptional
Rhum Clément Creole Shrubb
Clement Shrubb is a liqueur based on unaged and six-year-old Clément Martinique agricole rum which is blended and then aged with orange peels in 250 litre
Rhum Clément Mahina Coco
Made by infusing young coconut flesh with Rhum Agricole. Sugar is added to sweeten.