The birth of JM rums begins in the middle of a luxuriant vegetation where one finds one of the most beautiful distillery with the residence Fonds-Préville, in Macouba (Martinique). The first distillations took place in 1845 at the initiative of Jean-Marie Martin, who therefore affixed his initials "JM" to his rums, so they are born. In the years 1912, the distillery passes in the hands of Ernest Crassous de Médeuil and his brother Gustave, then in charge of its management and owner of the house Bellevue. After a lot of improvement work, the 2 houses will merge and become Habitation Fonds-Préville. Today, the Bernard Hayot Group is the majority shareholder of SCA Héritiers Crassous de Médeuil.The sugar canes are grown on the field of Fonds-Préville (225ha) to ensure optimal quality of the raw material on a very special terroir: the flanks of Mount Pelee. The fermented juices are distilled in two columns of traditional Creole brass up to 72 ° (no more) to preserve the aromatic authenticity of their sugar cane in their rums and the distillery is fed by the spring waters of Mount Pelee .