Clairin Rocher / Clairin Style Rum
Clairin Style Rum / HTI / 94.6 Proof / 750 ml
Can rum have terroir? Clairin Rocher answers with an earth-shatteringly loud exclamation of “Yes!” Clairin is a style of rum lesser known to the wider public because it is traditionally produced by a series of micro distilleries in incredibly small batches across Haiti. While the rest of the Caribbean has approximately 50 distilleries dotted across its many islands, Haiti has over 400 microdistilleries producing Clairin in the same ways it has for centuries: with wild yeasts, no chemical intervention, and distillation up to proof without any watering down. The results are dizzyingly complex, varied, and rewarding. Le Rocher, produced at a higher elevation and distilled from sugar cane syrup instead of juice, finds its wild aromas landing somewhere between an unaged Jamaican pot still rum, and Rhum Agricole from Martinique. It’s at once grassy and vegetal, with notes of sweet vanilla, overripe banana and green olive. Sip this rum neat, enjoy it in a Rum and Tonic, or as a substitute for Rhum Agricole or Mezcal in a wide variety of cocktails.