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Tasted this Agricole at the pre-party to Sweden Rumfest 2023 at Cane Rum Society in Stockholm.
The Savanna Distillerie was built between 1948 and 1950 by Emile Hugot in Saint Paul, Reunion.
It wasn’t the first distillery in Reunion cause rum has been distilled in the island since the 1870’s from sugarcane grown on the island. In 1992 the distillery was moved the Bois-Rouge sugar factory in Saint Paul where the entire production now takes place, from cultivation and harvesting of the sugar cane to distillation and bottling.
Rum from the Savanna distillery has grown quite popular lately and Mr. Fabio Rossi from Rum Nation started a collaboration with them some years ago which has resulted in this bottling among some others.
This single cask bottling was distilled in 2007 in their Savalle Column Still whereafter was transferred to former cognac casks for eleven years of aging before bottled in 886 bottles.
The nose is grassy and oaky with hints of fresh sugar cane and cognac.
At the palate it’s fruity, fresh and herbal with hints of oak, fresh sugar cane, spice and cognac.
The finish is long with the same tastes together with some sweetness.
Overall a fantastic and well-balanced Agricole.
Picture: Poured glasses and the bottle at the Cane Rum Society in Stockholm.
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