Rum Pur La Martiniquaise 1940s
Martiniquaise, Rhum Pur 1940s. Brand created in 1936 by Jean Cayard
Provenance: Drouot-R, 1/25/1998
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|Fill level||High shoulder|
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.