Savanna Traditionnel Tres Vieux Le Must
The Savanna Distillery was originally established as a sugar factory back in 1876. It has since been based on the island of La Réunion, in the Saint-André area on the Indian Ocean, abutting the large island of Madagascar. Its distillations began in 1950, thanks to French owner Emile Hugot. Since 1982, with the acquisition of modern technology and a new storage room. In 1992 the distillery was moved and incorporated into the Saint André production area in Bois-Rouge, home of the sugar mill. The Savanna brand was officially established in 2003.
l Traditionnel Très Vieux Le Must comes from a blend of extra-vieux and très vieux ‘Grand Arôme’ molasses rums aged up to 9 years.
METHOD OF PRODUCTION
The distillery largely adopts modern distillation columns, but also boasts an old 1950s Savalle copper still and a small double-distilled pot still. Production is very diverse. They range from rhum traditionnel, classically made from molasses to rhum agricoles, to the long-fermented and very ester-rich rum called “Intense.” Traditional aging is in ex-bourbon oak barrels, but also-more recently-in barrels previously used for Port, Sherry, Cognac, Muscadel.