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Velier Arawaks & Casimir Clairin Vieux Vaval & Casimir (Whisky Live Paris 2021) 2017 4yr 50,1%

RX10647 Very good Clairin 600 bottles Under 250€
“Fruity, balanced sherry finish with complex, tropical, and spicy notes.”

Introducing the Clairin Vieux Vaval & Casimir (Whisky Live Paris 2021), a unique 4-year aged rum from the Arawaks & Casimir distillery in Haiti, selected and bottled by independent bottler Velier. Distilled in 2017 from sugar cane juice using a pot still, this rum features an impressive ABV of 50.1% and is limited to just 600 bottles. With tasting notes highlighting tropical fruit, vegetal, and spicy aromas, as well as flavors of licorice, toasted spices, and vanilla, this rum offers a well-rounded and balanced experience. Users appreciate its complexity, gourmand notes, and the way the sherry cask adds a nice depth to the flavor profile. Overall, the Clairin Vieux Vaval & Casimir is an enjoyable and unique choice for rum aficionados.

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How does this rum taste?

This limited-edition Haitian rum intrigues with a harmonious blend of vegetal and "dirty" notes, enriched by a sherry cask's fruity and buttery touch. While some find the spices and perfumed wax overbearing, others relish its complex tropical fruitiness and almond sweetness. A daring experiment, its wild vigor is softened by aging, revealing a short but pleasant finish, sipped with mixed receptions regarding its lingering spice and woodiness.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Tropical fruit Vegetal Spice Fruitcake Glue Chamomile

Taste

Tropical fruit Vegetal Licorice Toasted Vanilla Spicy

Finish

Vanilla Woody Grapes Fruitcake Dry Dried apricot

Community reviews

8.1/1055 ratings
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9.0/10

“What can I say about this mix...it amazed me! You can feel the vegetal part of the vaval and there are the "dirty" scents characteristic of casimir joined by the sherry cask which gives it a nice fruity and buttery note! A really successful experiment!”

Aroma

Vegetal Chamomile Sugarcane Cherry Sour cherry

Taste

Sugarcane Cherry Sour cherry Coconut Licorice
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8.4/10

“A nice surprise! A clairin that takes a completely different turn with this sherry. A nice complexity, roundness, slightly spicy and roasted notes thanks to the sherry. We keep nevertheless this floral side of the clairin with licorice and relatively young fruits. A rather long finish without being interminable. A good value for money in my opinion!”

Aroma

Fruity Vegetal Tropical fruit Mineral Spice

Taste

Tropical fruit Toasted Licorice Vegetal Complex
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6.5/10

“Not bad on the nose. Greedy behind a very present vegetal frame. On the palate however I am quite disappointed. There are spices to broth of kitchen which are really too present and not very pleasant. I didn't like this rum.”

Aroma

Vegetal Spice Toasted Raisin

Taste

Toasted Vegetal Green pepper Baking spices

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX10647
ABV
50,1%
Category
Clairin
Vintage
2017
Made from
Sugar cane juice
Distillation
Pot Still
Age
4 years
No. of bottles
600
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

108 €
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About the Arawaks & Casimir distillery

The Arawaks & Casimir distillery is located in Haiti. Rums from Arawaks & Casimir have been reviewed 55 times with an average of 8.1/10.


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