SAINT BENEVOLENCE AGED RUM CLAIRIN
Saint Benevolence Aged Rum Clairin is Haiti’s premium ancestral aged sugarcane spirit, handcrafted from a field blend of Cristalline, Madame Meuze, Farine France and 24/14; indigenous cane clones organically grown in the fertile alluvial soils and tropical climate of Saint Michel de l’Attalaye.
Our sugarcane is organically grown and farmed in the fields immediately surrounding the Dorcinvil Distillery, a third-generation family operation entrusted with the quality farming and production of Saint Benevolence Rum Clairin. Our farmers employ natural agricultural practices free from herbicides, pesticides and other chemicals.
The cane is hand-harvested, pressed and fermented with wild yeasts for five to seven days, producing a lively vin de canne: a freshly fermented cane juice ripe with the expressive grassy notes of the local Saint Michel terroir.
In homage to Saint Michel, the town of our spirit’s provenance, a separate batch of the freshly-pressed sugarcane juice is reduced to a syrup and fermented in the local style known as the Methode Saint Michel.
Our distillation process has changed little from the traditional French techniques employed throughout Haiti dating back to the 18th century. We separately small-batch distill our high-quality sugarcane juice and syrup in a single run through our handmade pot still. The proprietary blend of cane juice and syrup based Clairin capture the purest essence of Haiti’s unique terroir and the tradition of Saint Michel. The Clairing is then aged for between 18 – 22 months in New American Oak. Blended and bottled at 50% ABV.
TASTING NOTES: Amber gold in the glass with honey and vanilla on the nose. Round mouthfeel with subtle sweetness up front. Cherry cola, raw apple tannins, pink peppercorn spice, grapefruit pith.