Saint James 1929
Here is one of the rarest vintages from the Saint James distillery.
Distilled in 1929 in a 50cl bottle, its appearance coincides with a busy and brutal historical period to say the least. If the 1885 vintage predates the devastating eruption of Montagne Pelée in 1902, the vintage here, the Saint James 1929, will keep the particularity of having been distilled in the year of a new eruption of the sleeping beauty, which occurred on the night of September 16, 1929.
Three months later, the so-called colonial rum quota law was adopted and dealt a blow to the industry. We are at the start of an unprecedented economic crisis which is hitting all of France and causing the selling prices of rum to fall.
In this chaos, the Saint James distillery nevertheless emerged from a phase of expansion which consolidated its activity: from 1920 to 1930, it notably acquired warehouses and offices in the main cities of Europe. .