Clairin Vaval is sourced from the village of Cavaillon, three hours drive from Port au Prince. A heirloom variety of sugar cane called "Madame Meuze" is the focus here. Harvested in 2016, the fresh cane juice was distilled at the Arawaks distillery under the direction of Fritz Vaval before being bottled at natural strength. Founded after the war by Fritz’s father Danois Vaval, the estate possesses 20 hectares of sugar cane grown without the addition of fertilizers or artificial pesticides.
Clairin Vaval is driven by salty minerality derived from the proximity to the Haitian south coast. Its vegetal, umami nature is bolstered by toasted dry spice notes. Sip it alone or play off classic gin pairings like grapefruit, coriander and cucumber. - East Coast Liquor, Importer