Distiller: Clairin, The Spirit of Haiti
Type: Rhum Agricole
North of Port-au-Prince, near Saint-Michel de l'Attalaya, Michel Sajous built a distillery in the same place where the old family plant was located. Biologically cultivated, on 50 hectares, different varieties of sugar cane including the Cristalline. After extracting the juice from the barrel, it processes its wonderfully fruity and oily Clairin starting from a concentrated cane syrup with the steam produced by the burning of the bagasse itself.
• Nose: rich, full. At the first nose the sugarcane juice shines with beauty. It shows itself tenderly liqueur, with notes of licorice not to mention chocolate. It raises the oily texure of strong spices (cloves, nutmeg).
• Mouth: clear, alive. Drier and tense than the nose suggests, its attack is extremely decisive. Inebriating flowers (dahlia, peony) accompany oranges filled with sugar. At a later time, spices (cumin, badian) and mustard grains invigorate the back-mouth which extends over the lychee.
• Aftertaste: long, gourmand. It literally offers a touch of crystalline cane sugar, it is incredibly fresh, while showing itself intoxicating (iris, lily). Full of exoticism, the retro-olfaction very naturally makes a return to the alembic with its hazelnut and herbaceous vapors (cut hay, reed barrel).
The empty glass is deliciously vanilla and roasted (coffee, praline).