NEISSON Rum XO 48.5% 700ml
Firstly, the selected rums will spend time in new French oak barrels to acquire their tannic structure and aromas of woody character. Then over the years, they will be transferred into barrels of growing older and older in order to promote the evolution of aging aromas and melted the structure. A part of the aging is carried out in French oak barrels ? 220 or 350 litres, the other in American oak barrels of 195 litres . The reduction of the degree to 48.5% ABV has carried throughout the maturation thanks to the different topping up. After six years of aging, the rums are selected by the cellar master determines a rigorous blending. This vintage XO 48.5% ABV is the symbol of Neisson tradition and its renewal. Visual: The robe has a golden brown hue. Olfactory: Rich aromas of candied fruit and vanilla and spicy chocolate are caressed by woody notes. Gustatory: A symphony of aromas and flavours that is both elegant and powerful. The finish is very long and sensual on the palate. This rum tastes its best neat in a snifter glass heated by the palm of the hand in order to magnify the delicate harmony of its fragrances.
A small distillery at the entrance of a fishing village on Martinique island. A small distillery owned by a woman, led by her son Gregory Vernant Neisson, who today is the last Master Distiller and owner in the island. A small distillery, which has become a leader in the Rhum Agricole field thanks to the Appellation d'Origine Contr?l?e (A.O.C.), which is the French equivalent of the English Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). Neisson owns forty hectares in the municipality of La Carbet, and processes only the cane from his plantations, where they seek to cultivate three non-hybrid sugar cane varieties: the malanoi, the ruban?e and the crystalline. The slow fermentation of pure cane juice lasts 72 hours, the longest in all the French Antilles, thus developing a unique aromatic range. The distillation is carried out by Gregory in the mythical Savalle column still from 1938: an artisan, meticulous, almost maniacal distillation with low alcohol content with the intention of producing a rhum of great structure, bottled in the now iconic rectangular z?pol kar? bottle , highly sought after by collectors.