Habitation Lajus, which had existed since 1670, was bought in 1918 by Jacques Bally who decided to renovate it and build a distillery on the remains of the small sugar refinery. He installed a steam engine and a Creole column that he adapted himself and began the production of rum.
Avant-garde, he systematically aged part of his production from 1924, then invented in 1930 the iconic Pyramid bottle and the square bottle, both of which have remained unchanged to this day.
In 1976, Bally was produced by the Saint James distillery before being transferred to Simon in 1987 to finally return ten years later to Saint James, but this time without the original column. Today, it is still the Saint James distillery that produces the Bally brand, following a distinct process, both in terms of distillation and ageing.
Country : Martinique
Name : Rhum Bally
Address : distillé chez Saint-James, Sainte-Marie
Foundation : 1918