Distillery Patrick St. Surin Clairin Milot (110 proof)
Item Number: 15630
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Sugarcane Juice / Sugarcane Syrup
Type: Spirits - Rum
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 55
Case Production: 250 per batch
Sugarcane: Patrick St. Surin farms just over ten hectares of sugarcane. The fields surrounding the distillery are pieced together and planted with local cane varieties like Medialande, Pete Coca, and Zariete. In addition to this, there are a few hectares farmed by neighbors who allow him to harvest the cane in exchange for allowing their cattle and goat to graze freely around the property. The sugarcane is harvested by hand. Once the cane is harvested—the months considered to produce the highest quality sugarcane are February-March and July-August—it is carted back to the distillery by donkey and immediately crushed.
Fermentation: The sugarcane juice is poured manually into large open top wood fermentors called pièces where a small addition of sugarcane syrup is added in the local method. Fermentation occurs naturally with indigenous yeast, usually taking 10-15 days to complete.
Distillation: The fermented cane juice is loaded into a small alembic pot still and is distilled twice, rested, and then bottled by hand at full proof. The result is one of the purest expressions of sugarcane that we have ever tasted.