Review #1308 – Clairin Vaval

The Schtick: “Batch two of Clairin Vaval – a white agricole rum distilled in a continuous Creole still at the Arawaks distillery in the village of Cavaillon, Haiti. Big, bold and showing excellent balance between sweetness and bitterness.”- Specialty Brands

Review #1308 | Rum Review #82

Distiller: Chelo

Bottler: Clairin

Selection: N/A

ABV: 51.1% ABV

Age: NA


Nose: Rich, funky, sweet. Almost a nose loaded with anise. Weird, fruity, melon forward. Some pepper, honey, strawberry and honeydew and anise.

Taste: Thin to medium mouth feel. No heat. Anise, sweet confectioners sugar, cracked pepper and honey dew.

Finish: Short, but fun and complex. Cassia, anise, light cedar. Some pepper and confectioners sugar.

Overall: This is WILD but I love it. It’s like an absinthe rum cross, in a way that just works. I bet this makes a screaming cocktail.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7


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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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