Bally Rhum Ambré de Martinique
Bally Ambré is an agricultural rum inspired by traditional Cognac production methods. Jacques Bally, the founder of the distillery and a pioneer of rhum agricole, had the great idea in 1917 to age his spirits in oak barrels. Bally Ambré ages for 18 months in classic oak “foudres,” the minimum period to fall into the category of “élevé sous bois” rums.
It can be tasted neat. In terms of taste, it is the right compromise between the fruity, tropical power of classic white agricultural rums and the spicy, woody aromatic complexity of vieux. Bally Ambré is the ideal rum for dunking the classic rum baba. His perfect coctail is the Planteur.
Bally is a product with a century of history, rooted in an area of choice for sugarcane cultivation. However, the distillery’s history has its roots as far back as 1670, the year Habitation Lajous was founded, named after Baron Jean-Baptiste de Lajous. The estate was sold in 1917 to Jacques Bally, a young engineer who, after renovating it, built the distillery on the remains of the small sucrerie, installing a steam engine and a Creole column he designed. In the following years, Jacques Bally put some of his production into aging and, in 1930, designed and made the famous ‘pyramid’ bottle, known worldwide. Bally is also Velier’s first rum, with which Luca Gargano also made his first co-bottling: the Reserve Cantarelli.