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Banana and funk. A little surprising from a white rum. Smells awful. Tastes decent. More flavor than most white. It will make a nice mixer for certain cocktails. Far superior to anything Hampden produces.
Similar delicious profile compared to it's single distillery brothers. Just bit more sweeter, somehow flatter ( - 1 point), but still rich aroma and taste. Absolutely smooth, oily on palate. Warm long aftertaste.
Minus second point due to lack of fine art box )
If you want to make an epic Daiquiri use this stuff. Nough said. Gonna try it for other cocktails later. Bit expensive for the mix (in my country) but sometimes you gotta impress the lady, and thoroughly enjoy one yourself.
Quick sample, more intensive tasting notes will come in a week.
Pot still blend of four different small batch farm distilleries from Haiti.
Wild fermentation from fresh sugar cane juice and some sugar cane syrup wild fermentated rum also in the mix. 43% abv
Nose: Strong bouquet of different herbal and vinegary funk notes to the nose, brine, sea.
Taste: Herbal aromas just explode in your mouth and lots and lots of vinegary esters, agricole sugar cane juice notes, lots of brine with some fruitiness also in the mix. Bit of heat too.
I will update these notes when i get to sample this again in a week but my impression so far is that this is a great pot still product BUT i have to say that even though i love hugely estery rums, this one has huge herbal vinegary esteriness which im personally not a huge fan of, and it tends to be bit challenging to mix this because that but if you know how to use this rum it will lend itself to very interesting cocktails.
Huge thanks for Luca Garganos team for bringing us these authentic unalturated rums that wouldnt otherwise be on the market.
This is my first clairin. I was attracted by the price point and the fact that it’s a blend of 4 spirits from different regions of Haiti. This is good because you get a rounded spirit, however you do lose the complexity of the 4 individual spirits as they are unique and shine differently on their own. The nose was really sweet, lots of overly ripe tropical fruits. The palate was very much the same. Over ripe fruits, bananas, sugar, and a vanilla cake batter in front of a tiny amount of brine. Finish is quick, and the vanilla cake batter dominates. Overall it’s tasty and the price wasn’t bad. Similar in flavor to a Jamaican overproof rum with the heat turned way down.
Tento rum není pro každého, dokonce i ti co mají rádi "Funky" s ním můžou mít problém.
Vůně: výpalky ze slivovice, kresol, shnilá tráva, ovoce (hrušky?).
Chuť: podivná slivovice řízlá shnilým ovocem, spálený karamel (ale bez hořkosti), prostě děs!
Mně to ale pobavilo, musel jsem se smát!!!
Funky and sweeter than most clairin I've had, it's not without the brine and olive I associate with the spirit, but it's a little less interesting... But maybe more accessible. If you already love clairin like me, don't go out of your way for this, but give it a try if you're new to the style!
The Clairin Communal is a rhum from Haiti 🇭🇹 and is a blend of clairins from four different producers, namely: Sajous, Vaval, Casimir and Le Rocher. It's bottled at 43%ABV and is geared a bit more for mixing (say a classic daiquiri), but here I'm going to try it straight.
On the nose there is cane, lime, plantain, ginger, slight tomato-paste, mild olive brine, and flowers.
The palate is cream and cane syrup, and the finish is pepper, mint, cream, and ginger.
If I had to compare this to another Clairin, I think it's closest to a toned-down version of the Sajous. It's highly sessionable, easy to drink, and perhaps a good intro to clairin. I think it's a nice rhum on its own, and I can report it also works well in a daiquiri.
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