The latest arrival of foreign liquors not to be found in the U.S.A. has reached me. Among the stuff was a bottle of traditional (pot-distilled from molasses) rum from Savanna Distillery on France’s Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Savanna puts out multiple bottlings of both traditional rum (which they call ‘rhum traditionnel’) and agricole rum. They don’t seem to make light rum or blended rum. I received their ‘Métis’ bottling which they describe as “rhum traditionnel maturé.”
I opened it and have had it on several occasions already. It is reminiscent of Wray & Nephew Overproof White (the world’s best-selling traditional rum) – but being 80-proof, is much easier to drink neat. It also has the maturity and slight flavor of wood that is not found in the Wray & Nephew.
I love Métis. I only hope there will be some left for the rarities tasting!