Bally J.

Rum 1929 Bally J.

Vieux, Plantation Lajus du Carbet, Martinique

Provenance: Cannes Besch, 12/28/2012

Rum 1929 Bally J. (2782)
$ 5,899.00

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Size 70 cl
Vintage 1929
Alcohol 45.0 %
Bottled 1945
Fill level Low shoulder
Maturation Vieux
Region Martinique
Shape Square bottle


For a spirit made from sugar, rhum has been a favorite concoction of the “old salts” of the world’s navies and merchant fleets for hundreds of years. By happy coincidence for British sailors, England captured Jamaica in 1655, just about the time rhum was first being distilled in the Caribbean. Captains began allotting their shipmates rations of rhum and lime juice. The juice warded off scurvy and the alcohol killed the bacteria that often made the ships’ water supply questionable.

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When Jacques BALLY bought the Lajus House in 1917, he bets on the aging of sugar cane juice to develop exceptional old rums. He borrows his aging technique from Cognac and uses white oak barrels from Limousin for the aging of the rum. In 1924, Bally released his first vintage Rum.