Providence First Drops is the distillery’s first production. “First Drops” is an unaged rum distilled from syrup and fresh cane juice. The sugar cane comes from the Cristalline variety, grown by Michel Sajous in Saint-Michel de l’Attalaye, 150 km north of Port-au-Prince.
Providence First Drops
Fermentations are carried out separately with fresh juice and syrup that ferment for 10 to 12 days in wooden vats using selected yeasts. They are then distilled separately in an iron still made by German artisan Müller, with the good advice and inspiration of maestro Gianni Capovilla. The resulting distillates are then blended in a ratio of 85-90% syrup / 10-15% fresh juice, and distilled a second time. The final distillate leaves the still at 72% and is reduced to 57% for bottling.
Appearance : colourless
Nose : Lively and precise. Pepper, strawberry, fresh cane.
Palate : Round and tasty. Pineapple, cane honey.
Overall : Long and smooth. Fresh cane juice, herbaceous and peppery notes.
Mixing with First Drops
Providence Dunder & Syrup
Dunder & Syrup represents the second bottling of Distillerie de Port-au-Prince. The particularity of this rum lies in its elaboration, based on traditional methods: it is produced from syrup and juice of Cristalline cane, to which “vinasse” (called “dunder” in English) from previous distillations are added. The sugar cane comes from Michel Sajous, in Saint-Michel de l’Attalaye, 150 kilometers north of the capital.
Fermentation is done with selected yeasts and vinasse from previous distillations, allowing the development of a particular aromatic complexity. The must obtained after fermentation is distilled in two stages in a still heated by hot water. The resulting distillate has a strength of about 73% coming out of the still and is then progressively reduced to 56% for bottling.