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LMDW Saint James J. Bally Millésime 1998 1998 17yr 59,1%

RX1149 Excellent Rhum Agricole 420 bottles Above 250€
“Exceptional, complex, with a delicate balance of fruits and spices.”

J. Bally Millésime 1998 is a remarkable rum produced in Martinique at the Saint James distillery and bottled by the independent bottler LMDW. Distilled from sugar cane juice using a column still, this rum was aged for 17 years, resulting in a characteristically complex and well-composed spirit. At cask strength with an ABV of 59.1% and a limited release of only 420 bottles, this rum is a true gem for enthusiasts. With enticing woody and coffee aromas, coupled with nutmeg and raisin, the J. Bally Millésime 1998 offers a palate of woody, leather, vanilla, spice, and raisin notes. Users appreciate its complexity, balanced nature, and rich flavor that makes it an exceptional rum.

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How does this rum taste?

J. Bally 1998 is a standout with nuanced elegance, marrying freshness and a complex symphony of yellow fruit, wood, and subtle florals. Exquisitely balanced, drawing in notes of chocolate, spice, and a surprising touch of varnish, it's a collectors' gem.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Woody Coffee Heavy Nutmeg Raisin Tobacco

Taste

Woody Leather Vanilla Spice Raisin Complex

Finish

Barrel Coffee Chocolate Cigar Licorice Black pepper

Community reviews

9.0/1029 ratings
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9.2/10

“One of the best rums from Martinique!”

Aroma

Heavy Woody Complex Cinnamon Spice

Taste

Woody Vanilla Bitter Astringent Heavy
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8.8/10

“Another lovely rum, fresh and woody with spices and dried fruit. There is a light floral note in the background. Medium dry with chocolate, tobacco and coffee. Would have loved one of these in my collection.”

Aroma

Cherry Floral Dark chocolate Cinnamon Vanilla

Taste

Vanilla Dry Woody Cinnamon Orange
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8.8/10

“Die Nase birgt erstmal eine der intensivsten Lack- und Politurnoten, die ich bislang in einem Rum erlebt habe. Dahinter kommen nach und nach frische Fruchtnoten mit Kakao und Muskat zum Vorschein, gepaart mit Holz und Röstnoten. Etwas milder und ausgewogener als der 99er Brut de Fut.”

Aroma

Polish Coffee Chocolate Tobacco Barrel

Taste

Coffee Chocolate Black pepper Barrel Ginger

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
Brand
J. Bally
RumX ID
RX1149
ABV
59,1%
Category
Rhum Agricole
Vintage
1998
Made from
Sugar cane juice
Distillation
Column Still
Age
17 years
No. of bottles
420
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

309 €
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The RumX community has already added 47 bottles to their collections:

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About the Saint James distillery

The Saint James distillery is located in Martinique. Rums from Saint James have been reviewed 3,164 times with an average of 8.1/10.


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