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Rum, Haiti, 70cl, Ref: 17236

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Tasting note

  • Appearance : incolore, peu filtrée.
  • Nose : pulpeux, frais. Il dévoile avec naturel des notes de canne à sucre et des graines de moutarde. Puis, des fleurs capiteuses (géranium, oeillet) diffusent des parfums particulièrement aériens. Il nous fait respirer de grandes bouffées profondément ventées d’air marin et salin. Tout simplement, il respire la santé.
  • Palate : douce, équilibrée. D’une facilité d’accès déconcertante, son attaque est à la fois fruitée et charnelle. Avec beaucoup de fraîcheur et de douceur, une fine couche de cacao caresse le palais. Elle est gorgée de fruits exotiques (banane, ananas). Elle ne cesse de monter en puissance pour arriver à son essence même : la canne à sucre.
  • Overall : longue, tendre. Elle dispense des baumes délicieux et salvateurs. Du jus de canne se répand à profusion sur les papilles. Puis, elle se nourrit de plantes grasses et d’agrumes (orange, mandarine). La rétro olfaction est pimentée et gourmande (baba au rhum). Le verre vide est à la fois frais et terrien.
The brand

The brand

Traditional Haiti ! These highly artisanal eaux-de-vie, similar to white agricole rums, have long been the most popular drink in the remotest, poorest regions of Haiti. Bottled at natural strength, these three bottlings come from three different distilleries but have aspects in common: pure, well balanced alcohols capable of evolving interestingly and expressively in the glass. The Brazilian have cachaça, the Haitian have clairin!


The Velier company was founded by the Chaix family in 1947. From 1953 to 1983, this small traditional company, located in the port of Gênes, specialised in the importation and distribution of wines, champagnes and spirits. In 1983, then aged 25, Luca Gargano acquired shares in Velier. Under his influence the company began specialising in the importation of exceptional spirits to be supplied to the most prestigious establishments in Italy. In the early 1990s, Luca Gargano heard rumours of a mythical, quasi-legendary stock of St James Rum that had supposedly been distilled at the end of the 19th century. Eventually he discovered proof that this stock, distilled in 1885 and bottled in 1952, did indeed exist. And in 1991, following lengthy discussions, Luca finally managed to acquire the entirety of this stock, which he then released on the Italian market. These selections of rums have since multiplied and led to the birth of exceptional ranges.

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