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Saint James J. Bally Art Déco 18yr 42%

RX7271 Very good Rhum Agricole AOC 3,000 bottles Under 250€
“Elegantly balanced J. Bally Art Déco with nuanced fruit and wood notes.”

Introducing the limited release J. Bally Art Déco from Martinique's Saint James distillery, a fine rum distilled from Sugar cane juice with a Creole Column and aged for 18 years, bottled at 42% ABV with only 3000 bottles available. Our RumX community appreciates its woody and floral aroma with hints of orange peel, and its flavor profile displays notes of grapefruit, cognac, chocolate, and cinnamon. Users praise its elegance and complexity, drawing comparisons to cognac while maintaining the distinct character of Martinique rum. Perfect for a relaxing evening, this rum is loved by both agricole and molasses rum enthusiasts.

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How does this rum taste?

The J. Bally Art Déco Rum offers a delightful fusion of fruity, floral, and subtly spicy notes, with a hint of vanilla. Its complex and balanced profile is slightly dominated by woodiness with elegant hints of caramel and chocolate. A limited novelty!

Most frequently mentioned flavors


Woody OrangePeal Sugarcane Fresh Floral Vanilla


Woody Grapefruit Cognac Cinnamon Sugarcane Pear


Coffee Citrus Woody Spicy Roasted Leather

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“Compared to the second release this one lack a bit. It is of course a younger model, but it can still keep up I think. Lightly woody with fruits from nose to finish. Lovely spices appear on the palate and finish nicely balanced with chocolate and caramel/toffee. There is a flowery hint i there and a medicinal hint i can't put my finger on. Price to quality is very good.”


Orange Dried apricot Floral Solvents Banana


Dark chocolate Fresh Sugarcane Caramel Clove
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“Great Agricole for a relaxing evening”


Woody Floral Grapefruit Fresh OrangePeal


Sugarcane Woody Cognac Mineral Grapefruit
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“Un très bel assemblage de J. Bally. Le nez est très fruité, à mi-chemin entre les fruits secs, les agrumes et les fruits exotiques. La canne à sucre, le bois et les épices confèrent au rhum un bel équilibre aromatique et une certaine vivacité. Un rhum prometteur sur le plan olfactif. L’attaque en bouche est plus amère et alcoolique. On retrouve les épices, le bois, les noix et le cacao, accompagnés de fruits (bien plus en retrait) et de canne à sucre. On a un ensemble équilibré et bien élaboré. Il manque toutefois la fougue du nez pour être au même niveau. La finale est plus sombre, sèche, boisée, terreuse et végétale. On retrouve quelques fruits secs et des agrumes en arrière-plan. Le profil est plus dans l’esprit de la maison. Un rhum de qualité et bien structuré, mais le nez demeure un cran au-dessus du reste. Le rapport qualité / prix de la cuvée est très bon.”


Woody Floral Fresh Sugarcane Banana


Flowery Woody Leather Cinnamon Bitter

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What are the key facts about this rum?

J. Bally
Rhum Agricole AOC
Made from
Sugar cane juice
Creole Column
18 years
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Bottle volume
Price range
Under 250€
Type of spirit

What is the price trend for this rum?

105 €
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About the Saint James distillery

The Saint James distillery is located in Martinique. Rums from Saint James have been reviewed 2,546 times with an average of 8.2/10.

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