Clairin Vieux Sajous 4 Y.O. Lustau Oloroso Sherry Cask Vol 56.7%
It represents one of the first true sherry casks in the history of rum.
It is made in the grand terroir of St. Michel de l’Attalaye from Cristalline cane, one of the best old varieties, now grown only in Haiti and harvested by hand. Fermentation starts spontaneously with indigenous yeasts; the distillation still is heated at the bagasse fire; the cane fiber is squeezed and dried in the sun.
It was totally aged in the tropical climate of Port-Au-Prince, in barrels that Velier purchased from Lustau that contained the prized Oloroso and Pedro Jimenez, filled on November 30, 2017, and left until August 2021.
The distillation still used in his small distillery was personally built by Monsieur Sajous. Traditional Clairin in Haiti is sold in bulk, you can buy it by going to the distillery with your own container: you can find it packaged in containers of different materials and shapes, sold along Haiti’s dirt tracks, in villages, grocery stores or “pharmacies.” To locate it, the sign “Ici on vend du Clairin” is displayed outside the characteristic colorful stores. In Haiti, however, there is an unofficial but highly respected classification by the Locals, the territory of St Michel de L’Attalaye is in fact recognized to be the best for Clairins, so much so that there where grand terroir spirits are sold you will find a sign that says “Clairin St. Michel,” as if it were a true Clairin grand cru.