Clairin Casimir Single Village Rum 700ml
Clairin Casimir Single Village Rum is a Haitian sugarcane spirit, distilled in a small pot (batch) still with a small artisanal column in the village of Barradères. A rich and herbaceous white rum with toasted brown sugar notes.
Barradères is only 25 km as the crow flies from Cavaillon, which is on the national road from Port-au-Prince to Les Cayes, but to get there it takes at least three a threes with a good 4-wheel drive vehicle, along a dirt road that climbs the hills covered by tropical forest. Here there are no restaurants, no bars, not even a pharmacy, but there are thirteen distilleries.
Faubert Casimir continues the work started by his father Duncan in 1979 and he is considered the best distiller in the area. He cultivates fifty hectares of Hawaii Blanche and Hawaii Rouge cane; these are un-hybridised soft and tiny canes. In this area the distiller add some herbs or vegetable matter to pure cane juice during fermentation, to enhance the aromas. Casimir adds leaves of citronella, cinnamon and, in some batches, ginger.