Clairin is a traditional spirit of Haiti made from fresh-pressed, wild varieties of sugarcane, putting it solidly in the Agricole rum category, albeit with a geographic twist. When Luca Gargano and Daniele Biondi, of Italian rum importer Velier, headed out in search of a genuinely unique spirit, they found in Haiti a distilling landscape that was largely unchanged since the very early 1800s. For a rum lover, the prevalence of tiny, individual distilleries (not unlike we find with Mezcal) is a paradise. Clairin is a testimonial to terroir and the skill of the maker. This bottle was produced by Michael Sajous in the high-altitude village of Saint-Michel de l’Attalaye region, and the spirit within tells a story specific to his organic, Cristalline sugarcane farm.