Saison is a superb Caribbean rum that has been blended and aged French Limousin oak casks on the banks of the Charente river in France. Jérome Tessendier who is famed for making superb Cognacs has applied his expertise to create this exclusive rum that is given some extra spice and sappy oak flavours from the French oak. Perhaps a little dryer and oakier than some rums, this is ideal for sipping straight or in your favourite cocktail.
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 unique oxidation to the future rum, accelerating maturity and concentrating flavours. Once married together the blend rests in mature French oak barrels on the banks of the Charente River for 9 months.