Distiller: Clairin, The Spirit of Haiti
Type: Rhum Agricole
Faubert Casimir continues the work begun by his father Duncan in 1979. In Barradères (Haiti) he cultivates 50 hectares of white and red Hawaii sugar cane, tender, non-hybrid barrels. Each cane is not harvested if not completely ripe. According to tradition, it adds pure cane juice in fermentation of citronella leaves, cinnamon and certain ginger cuvèes.
This Clairin oscillates wonderfully between classicism and unbridled exuberance.
• Nose: rich, opulent, with aromas of ginger, cinnamon, cane juice. The very ripe William pears open and, more backward, the black pepper. It evolves on black licorice, other spices (nutmeg, cloves) and citrus (lemon).
• Mouth: fine, balanced. With authority and classicism, the attack in the mouth is particularly mineral (pencil lead). White fruits (peach, pear) and inebriating flowers (rose, peony) gradually accompany the same spices (pepper, ginger, cinnamon). The back-mouth is a bit 'medicinal (tiger balm).
• Final: herbaceous. Sugar cane, ivy, rose. The tiger balm prolongs the spicy and therapeutic character of the end of the mouth. Over time it shows vegetable (sugar cane) and herbaceous (lichen, ivy). The retro-olfaction makes us taste various jams and jellies (pink, raspberry, apricot).