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Savanna Grand Arome 12 Year Old Plantation Single Cask #4 / Harvey Nichols

Lot: 004703
Savanna Grand Arome 12 Year Old Plantation Single Cask #4 / Harvey Nichols
Savanna Grand Arome 12 Year Old Plantation Single Cask #4 / Harvey Nichols
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Winning Bid: £110.00

Savanna Grand Arome 12 Year Old Plantation Single Cask #4 / Harvey Nichols

Distillery:
Savanna
Age:
12 year old
Vintage:
N/A
Region:
Reunion Island
Bottler:
Plantation
Cask Type:
See lot description
Bottle Strength:
51.9%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Operational
Production method:
creole column still
Base:
sugar cane juice

Savanna Grand Arome 12 Year Old Plantation Single Cask #4 / Harvey Nichols

Launched in 2003, Plantation Rum is a brand owned by the well-established cognac producer, Cognac Ferrand. Established in 1989, Maison Ferrand has used its extensive contacts in the spirits industry to source some exceptional casks of rum. The company also has privileged access to those in the warehouses of Clarendon and Long Pond in Jamaica, through its acquisition of the West India Rum Distillery (WIRD) and the shares in National Rums of Jamaica that came with it. Its ownership of the Bajan WIRD distillery has seen it increasingly involved in rum production as well as bottling in recent years

This is a 12 year old Grand Arome rum from Reunion Island, bottled in 2018 exclusively for Harvey Nichols. The rum was matured tropically for ten years in French oak casks, continentally aged for one more year in Ferrand prior to being finished in a Rye whisky cask. 

The Savanna distillery is the oldest on the Île de la Réunion, established in 1870 by Olive Lemarchand and at the time known as Parc à Jacques. The Domain of Savanna was formed six years later, with records showing the distillery producing rum principally from a molasses wash. This facility operated until the 1940s when Émile Hugot consolidated a number of sugar factories, including Savanna, to form the Bourbon Sugar Company. The original Savanna distillery in Saint Paul continued to operate until 1992 when it was relocated to its current location in Bois-Rouge. Despite expanding the distillery in 1995 and again 1999, The Bourbon Sugar Company divested from rum in 2001, and the distillery passed through various hands to its current ownership, Tereos in France. The distillery’s creole column still dates from 1964, and under the guidance of master distiller and rum-savant, Laurent Broc, produces a wide range of traditional and agricole rums, including these much-lauded Grand Arôme. Some distilling also take place on a tiny alembic pot still.

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