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If you've never tried a clairin, then there really is no way I can do it any justice by trying to describe it beyond saying they represent the most intense assault upon the senses that you are most likely either to love, or find positively repellant.
Poured into a glass, the smell immediately reaches out and rings my bell. This is 53.3%, and it reeks. There's a chemistry lab sweetness, melted rubber and something vegetal, all blended into something indescribable.
Tasted neat, it's pretty hot, the burning rubber most evident along with an incredible richness of cane juice, followed by something almost savoury, perhaps subtly olive and brine.
The finish is long. Incredibly so for a white rum. The concentration of sugar, sap and vegetable riding along within a coating of melted rubber.
In a cocktail - a Hurricane in this case - it punches through with all of it's flavours, but the sweetness and dilution bringing them all out to play very enjoyably. The finish is still there, long and evolving.
It's here though that Casimir's relative lack of complexity shows compared to Le Rocher and Sonson. It's great, don't get me wrong, but lacks the otherworldly dimension of the others that always makes me smile.
Perhaps an entry level clairin if such a thing exists. If you have an adventurous spirit, and you love cocktails with lots of flavour, I urge you to try a clairin. There ain't nothing like it!
It bites your tongue and burns your mouth, literally. Probably because of the high alcohol content, the tongue receptors can not detect the flavors hidden in it. It reminds me on navy strenght rums, but that’s far from the usual rum perception. It’s funky, but not like the Jamaican style. It has its own flow. You will probably never forget this flow.
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and find out how it tastes with ice, or even with espresso & chocolates.
Nos: třtinová štáva, citrusy, bylinky, tráva, lehká závan tequily
Chuť: cukrová třina, máta, ovoce, tráva.
Dochuť delší příjemná.
Nose - very agricole like, icy sea water, beach grass, fresh cut green grass, sweet green bell peppers, opens up into light smoke and funk spice after five minutes
Palate - peach then pear, dry fruit, medium citrus firecracker pops
Finish - pops crackles, medium jalapeño heat, red hots candies, burdock, bitter gentian, rhubarb root?
Thoughts - quite good! this really smells like an unaged Hampden LROK mixed with a nice agricole blanc. With the higher proof comes an expected extra amount of heat. Smells amazing but doesn’t totally translate to palate. Dry, spicy, slightly bitter finish. Yum!
Try with a few drops of water
Rating : 7.8 out of 10
Overwhelming notes of fermented banana and pineapple on the nose. Smells wonderful actually. It reminds me of mowing the lawn after the apricots have fallen on the grass, so you have cut grass and fruit fermenting in the sun. Just a hint of old banana like those dried banana things you get in trail mix. Slightly harsh on the front of the mouth, but not too much burn. Much more subtle than the smell suggests. The aftertaste is that same banana/pineapple that the rum smells of and is very pleasant. It lingers in your mouth for a long time, a bit like tobacco does. I don't think I've ever had anything quite like it!
barva : čirá
vune banány, estery
chut: banány, estery,
zaver : za mě lepší jak providence, za mě je tohle lepší a výraznější.
koupit ano z 75%
Alcohol 49,5 %
Earlier batches of Casimir I found to be inferior to, say, Clairin Sajous. No more, this is the best clairin I’ve had — probably the best white rum of any kind, ever. Smells of cottonsedge, vinyl, fried banana, sugar cane and anis. Rich, almost viscous mouthfeel and well integrated alcohol. It’s hard to understand other reviewer’s statement on that. Initial flavours of herbs and grass, a bit white oak, fresh red plums, lime and papaya. More fried banana comes through for a long finish, with anise, lemon and herbs.
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