" Time is an absolute must for the creation of high quality spirits.
The 4 key steps defined by the cellar master, from the search for ideal terroirs to the final touches, naturally suggest the name of the rum: Saison. "
MIAMI CHALLENGE 2019
4 KEY STEPS
A meticulous selection is made of distillates from 3 distinct terroirs in the Caribbean Islands of Barbados, Trinidad and Jamaica.
The intention of the Master Blender is to showcase the typicity of these terroirs in a perfect balance, thanks to the richness and intensity from the distillation of molasses in pot stills combined with the delicacy and lightness from the sugarcane distillation in columns.
The selected rums primarily age for up to 5 years in American white oak casks.
This ageing takes place in their terroirs of origin, taking advantage of the heat and specific hygrometry of the Caribbean Islands which give a unique oxidation to the future rum, accelerating maturity and concentrating flavors.
The aged rum now voyages across the ocean to France to be blended by Cognac Master Jerome Tessendier. His intent is to create a unique harmony using the same methods as for cognac, blending the different terroirs with their diverse floral, fruity and spicy aromatic profiles.
The blend rests in mature French oak barrels on the banks of the Charente River for 9 months. This finishing will ensure stability and balance while bringing a note of rancio, characteristic of old cognacs. The rum is then gradually reduced to 42%; no sugar is added.
This is a beautifully elegant style of rum with sophisticated flavors of white flowers, baked pineapple, and molasses cake. The palate is lush and harmonic, filling the whole mouth with its decadent golden flavors and slowly fading into a finish of vanilla and melon.