Review #1310 – Clairin Casimir

The Schtick: “Faubert Casimir continues the work his father started in 1979 and is now considered the best distiller in the region of Barradères. Faubert cultivates 50 hectares of non-hybrid Hawaii Blanche sugar cane. His plantation is intercropped with bananas, palms and lime. Only the fully ripe rods are collected, this way the field is never left devoid of vegetation. What is unique to Casimir and other distillers in the area, is to add some herbs or vegetable matter to pure cane juice during fermentation in order to enhance the flavours. Faubert adds leaves of citronella, cinnamon, and in some batches, ginger.”- Specialty Brands

Distiller: Chelo

Bottler: Clairin

Selection: N/A

ABV: 54.0% ABV

Age: NA

Nose: Powerful, mineral forward. Super funky – loads of olive, vinegar and tomato on the nose. Wild and unique, with a profile I can’t recall finding in many rums.

Taste: Sweet, loads of vanilla, vinegar and brine. Olives, pemento, rubber, light woodiness. No real heat.

Finish: Short, but sweet, fruity and more restrained in the tomato olive department.

Overall: This is weird, but in a way I enjoy less than the Sajous. It’s unique, I could see it spicing up a bloody mary well, but it’s not my preferred funky profile.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

3 Most Recent Chelo Expressions I Have Reviewed:



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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