Clairin Sajous Rhum Blanc
Velier // Haiti
In the remote villages of Haiti, primitive micro-distilleries craft a spirit known as clairin from sugar cane juice for local consumption. Naturally fermented using only airborne wild yeast and bottled at distillation strength, this spirit is throwback to the days prior to modern distilleries, and reminiscent of raw rhum agricole. Italian independent bottler Velier purchased batches of clairin from a small number of distilleries, but unfortunately it’s not currently imported to the U.S.
Silver RumAKA Blanco, Light, White. Rum that is usually aged (but not always) and carbon-filtered to remove any color. No specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for aging for most countries with a few exceptions.
"Simply uncorking the bottle releases a flood of aromas from the brilliantly silver liquid. The nose is overwhelmingly grassy at first, then turns to black olives with a hint of leather. At 107 proof, the entry hits hard in a tsunami of flavor. Mid-palate it turns to berries and spices, fighting with the ethanol burn. The finish is long and ends with a delightful spiciness. A beast of a rum, this isn’t for the timid. Fans of high-proof agricole should snap this up by any means necessary. "