Saint Benevolence Aged Clairin Rum
Saint Benevolence Rum Clairin is Haiti’s premium ancestral 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.
The 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.
For this special release, the spirit is aged in new American Oak for no less than a year, imparting spice, body, vanilla, and a depth of character that is unique in the traditionally unaged culture of Clairin. Bottled at 50% abv.