Stil: Alambic Potstill & Savalle kolonne still.
Vol: 3 cl.
Antal flasker: 279
Destilleret og ældet ved Bielle-destilleriet på Marie-Galante er denne rom agricole resultatet af en dobbelt destillation, en gang gennem en Alambic Potstill og en gang gennem en af Savalle kolonne still.
Bielle får deres sukkerrør lokalt fra de 15 sukkerrørsorter, der er tilgængelige på øen, sukkerrøret presses derefter på stedet og får gæring i store åbne kar i en periode på 36-48 timer med tilskud af bagegær. Derefter destilleres vasken (normalt i Savalle med tre søjler) til ca. 80 +% abv. Lagring sker på destilleriet uden tilføjelser.
Denne rom agricole blev ældet i tre år på små egetræsfade og lagrede derefter i yderligere syv og et halvt år i en stor ege foudre.
Som med alle deres rom bruger de ingen smagsforbedrende tilsætningsstoffer.
The story printed on the bottle is one of origin, one of Luquo and the first Caribs/Kalinago. Many of which, Sawaku included, became constellations and had power over various elements. These constellations have always held particular significance to the Kalinago as it was by the presence of these constellations in the sky that they would know whether it was the season to go to war across the seas, to stay home and farm, whether to expect monsoons, storms, hurricanes or droughts. It was also noted during early European contact that the Kalinago were masterful navigators, the European sea captains who had spent half of their lives studying navigation were completely perplexed at how the Kalinago were able to navigate the seas so expertly using only the stars alone.
Sawaku (the heron or crabbier), was responsible for great storms and heavy rains, it is thought that this is because crabs and frogs, the heron’s food source, come out in such weather. It is thought that the constellation referred to, “The Herons Canoe”, is the very same as the Big Dipper. When the beak of the heron dips into the horizon only for the heron to reappear on the other side, it is called the heron’s leap. Sawaku’s appearance in August marks the start of the busiest hurricane period in the Antilles. However, if no hurricane occurs whilst The Heron’s Canoe makes its appearance in the August sky, then this as seen as a good time to sail and hence go to war (usually starting in September), and by the time The Heron’s Canoe reached to top of its cycle in November it was time to return home.
- Yderligere information
Produktstørrelse 3 cl. Brand Tamosi Rhum