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The Rum Collective: Rhum Clement X.O.

The Rum Collective: Rhum Clement X.O.


All of us think about the time will come when there shall be no extra time. Like an older relative or beloved one, we perceive there shall be some extent at which, their life will finish, after we will obtain a cellphone name from a member of the family, informing us of the anticipated, but in any other case unimaginable. We try to know what it could be like, however do not actually wish to know. Then, that time arrives and the seemingly infinite period of time on Earth is out of the blue fastened; you dangle up the cellphone and are left with recollections and a void. You can’t change what has occurred, however discover an ache deep inside, understanding such instances will now not be. That is how I felt after listening to that Rhum Clement X.O. had died.

Composed of one of the best vintages (1952, 1970 and 1976) Martinique has ever seen, its aromas and flavors have been nicely obtained and impacted many. These vintages, regardless of their most interesting qualities, have been produced in restricted portions. We frequently take without any consideration these with a lot which means in our lives, and as a r(h)um lover, I’m responsible of this as nicely. A tremendous rhum comes alongside, nevertheless you do not totally recognize it within the context of it by no means being available once more. Historical past repeats and this timeless story is instructed once more. Its passing is a superb loss to anybody who appreciates world-class spirits and it saddens me understanding the way forward for rhum agricole will now not have considered one of its most interesting expressions at hand. In attempting to narrate what this rhum meant, I’ve requested feedback from lots of these within the rhum neighborhood about Clement X.O.’s passing.

Listed here are a number of the feedback from mates, household and people who have got here to know and love this rhum agricole tres vieux:

It is unhappy as a result of it was the primary agricole that visually (X.O./Bottle) related itself with French brandy making for me. I feel Martinique may benefit from that connecting and pedigree extra. I usually keep away from r(h)ums which have spent greater than 15 years in a barrel. I’ve by no means averted Clement X.O.  

—Steve Livigni (La Descarga, Scopa Italian Roots, The Chestnut Membership)

We are going to keep in mind it as top-of-the-line of all of the french caribbean. The final tears of it have already been consumed and our tears will not change the pleasure and emotions we needed to benefit from the final sips of it. Let it relaxation in peace alongside the grasp, the Dr. Homere Clement, for now and eternity 

—Benoit Bail (Liqeuers et Spiritueux, Zwazo Rum)

A lot greater than a collection of age statements, the X.O. straddled each brilliance and belligerence with candy shiny notes layered over a dense virtually over charred, end. 

—Chris Morales (Rhum Clement)

This may not be the final retired iconic spirit as demand for high quality far exceeds the previous shares that exist to supply it. Drink the great things when you can! 

—Jim Romdall (Rumba)

I as soon as traded a bottle of X.O. for a wonderful bicycle. Now that bicycle makes me unhappy. 

—Wayne Curtis (Creator – And a Bottle of  Rum: A Historical past of the New World in Ten Cocktails)

Clement X.O. was my introduction to aged agricole and has remained a favourite for a few years. I began with one of the best and have by no means discovered a worthy substitute. Will probably be a really unhappy day within the rum world when it’s lastly….Till then I am hoarding each bottle I discover.  

—Mike Streeter (Rum Connection, Worldwide Rum Council)

I simply cannot imagine X.O. is gone. It looks as if solely yesterday I used to be consuming X.O. out of a bottle in New Orleans with Jeff Berry and Blair Reynolds…the instances we had, they may carry me ahead. 

—Matt “Rumdood” Robold (rumdood.com, 320 Foremost

Properly, I am unhappy to see it go. It was a stunning rum, very austere and agreeably dry. Regardless of the superior aged of the element rums, it by no means offered as over-oaked. Luckily, the Clement vary continues to broaden with effective new choices that assist soften the blow.

—Martin Cate (Smuggler’s Cove)

You have been my first high shelf premium rum. Though you have been wonderful to sip on, your true calling was being paired up with Appleton 21yr for the luxurious Fifty Greenback Mai Tai that so many individuals loved on their birthdays, anniversaries, promotions and vacation celebrations. The Fifty Greenback Mai Tai won’t ever be the identical and for that, you’ll be really missed. 

—Jason Alexander (Tacoma Cabana)

It belongs to the ages now… 

—Chris Carlsson (Spirits Evaluate

It is the top of an period personally. The Clement X.O. was the primary really excessive finish agricole I ever had and I’ll keep in mind it all the time with its nod to Cognac.

—Rocky Yeh (American Northwest

It is with nice disappointment blended with heat feelings that Clement X.O. has depleted its uncommon shares and has departed our rum cupboard for the nice cellars within the sky.

—Benjamin Jones (Household, Rhum Clement

X.O. we hardly knew ye, however your legacy lives on. Vive le Vieux!

—Paul Clarke (Imbibe

It says so much for Clement’s integrity in the event that they discontinue X.O. for a lacking ingredient: most manufacturers would simply fiddle the components!

—Ian Williams (Creator, Rum: A Social and Sociable Historical past of the Actual Spirit of 1776)

The bottle that successfully pushed a sure Controlee brandy (au revoir Cognac) off the tiny Sambar cabinets and solidified our Rhum-centric nature. It was all Agricole after that. 

—Jay Kuehner, (Vessel, Sambar

There shall be a void in my rhum cupboard after the dying of the superb Clement X.O.

—Ian “Rum-Ambassador” Burrell (The Rum Expertise

It isn’t usually one’s compelled to put in writing a couple of rums passing. Most rhums, even nice ones, merely….disappear…Information of Clement X.O.’s pending extinction –barrel aged shares of the 1952 classic important to its DNA are depleted – triggered a tear drop as massive because the shapely bottle it is offered in. No abnormal rhum, X.O. combines that elusive and unique complexity of aromas and concord of flavors that different grasp blenders aspire to realize. They are going to fall brief. Clement’s property grown sugarcane and distillates can be found solely to them and to you in these all the time collectible but quickly to be extinct bottles. Hoard now, take pleasure in at leisure, cry later.

—Dave Russell (Rum Gallery, Worldwide Rum Council)

Habitation Clement and Rhum Clement X.O.

Relaxation in Peace Clement X.O.



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