The Wine Merchant Thailand

The Wine Merchant Thailand

Bapt & Clems

The Wine Merchant Thailand
Marc Darroze formally joined his father’s artisan Armagnac firm in 1996 and soon thereafter took the helm. Over the next twenty years he developed close ties to farmers and producers in Armagnac and became intimately involved in distillation.

He came to have an extraordinary frame of reference with spirits, be it distillate made in France or overseas, and he acquired a fondness for rum (a logical step, given France’s colonial legacy in the Caribbean Sea and Indian Ocean).

Over time, an idea germinated and then quickly took shape: why not do a limited barrel selection of his favorite spirits from fellow distillers?

In 2015 he decided to go forward with Bapt & Clem’s.

Two visionaries collide in this most unique rum. Richard Seale, proprietor of Foursquare and darling of the rum world has allowed Marc Darroze of artisan Armagnac fame to select some choice spirit, always a blend of expertly fermented and distilled pot and column molasses distillate, and finish its aging in France at chez Darroze.

The finishing is one of the most unique in the world and occured in barrels that had previously held late-harvest Jurançon wine.

The results of these two great minds coming together are stupendous.

Incredibly pure and accessible, the rum is a rollercoaster of flavor from fruity to herbal to baked goods and spice.
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