The first aging Clairin
In 2015, The Spirit of Haiti built a small warehouse in Port-au-Prince to age Clairin.
Several barrels have been moved to this facility, already used to store and age rums from distilleries such as Caroni, Hampden, Worthy Park and Bielle. Other barrels of diverse provenances – sherry from Bodegas Lustau, many cognacs and whiskies – were likewise moved to this location to serve for aging. Velier also donated all barrels used for its 70th Anniversary releases.
A selection of Clairins from Sajous, Vaval, Casimir and Le Rocher were chosen to age in these barrels, further developing their already impressive aromatic profiles.
Starting in 2016, 30 casks of aged Clairin – called Clairin Ansyen – have been released, carefully selected by Clairin World Championship winners and a few other industry influencers.
They represent a new chapter in the history of Clairin as they are among the first expressions to be aged in some of the most legendary barrel in the world.