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Saint Benevolence clairin launches in UK

A new Haitian clairin that is giving back to its Caribbean country is launching in the UK market this month.

Saint Benevolence was founded by Calvin and Chase Babcock as a way to merge their passion for rum with their charitable work. As such, they have committed to sending 100 per cent of the profits to support charity work in Haiti and will be working closely with nonprofit partners including Innovating Health International Ti Kay and Living Hope Haiti.

The clairin is produced by third-generation distillers of the spirit, using indigenous sugar cane clones grown around Saint Michel de l'Attalaye. It is single-batch distilled in a biomass-fuelled pot still which uses sugar cane bagasse as fuel.

Tasting notes supplied by Saint Benevolance say the clairin has prominent notes of wasabi and white pepper with touches of green banana and green olive and a hint of smoke on the nose. As well as serving the spirit neat, Saint Benevolence says it can be mixed in classic rum cocktails such as a Mojito or Daiquiri.

Saint Benevolence is being distributed in the UK through sugar cane spirit specialists Skylark Spirits. Its launch follows the introduction of a new clairin to the Spirit of Haiti range, Clairin Sanson.

17 May 2021 - Bethany Whymark