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SKU: NEISSONtatankaOLD50%

Neisson Tatanka Agricole Rum Vieux 50% 700ml

$174
abv
50%
origin
Martinique
producer
Neisson

A Martinique rhum vieux agricole from Distillerie Neisson. The label is hand painted by Tatanka - a Martinique based craft company specialising in hand-painted art on a variety of media - who have been providing artwork for limited edition Neisson bottlings since 1996.

Jean and Adrien Neisson acquired their site in Le Carbet in 1922, building the distillery nine years later. It remains part of the family to this day, saved by Jean’s daughter Claudine, who quit her job as a hospital physcian to run it after his death. Her son Gregory is now its master distiller. He produces its esteemed agricole rum on the distillery’s single-column Savalle still, constructed back in 1938.

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 Contre (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. 

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