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Neisson Single Barrel 2015 - distilled by Neisson - Martinique French West Indies

Neisson Rhum Agricole Ed Hamilton 2015 was distilled in 2015 and put into new French Limousin oak barrels on February 23rd of that year. Each year the barrels of this vintage year were batched and the barrels were topped off with rhum from the same vintage and production. In 2018, two barrels totaling 350 liters were bottled for Ed Hamilton at just under cask strength - 57% ABV.

Baked tropical fruit lead in the aroma followed by spice and hints of smoke. The first taste is a rich entry of rich fruit, nutmeg, sweet baked plantain wrapped in a slightly smoky oak finish.

Only 426 bottles of this rhum were bottled at the Neisson distillery in Carbet, Martinique. Although this is labeled single barrel, Ed Hamilton selected two barrels of this rhum for this Special Bottling of Neisson aged rhums because one barrel was just not enough.

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Item ABV Volume Case UPC
N-SB2015-6 57% 750 ml 6 8 18367 00016 4
Neisson harvests sugar cane from 17 plots of land that are either owned or leased by the family. Different canes are grown on these plots according to soil, irrigation and sunlight conditions on each plot.
Neisson cane cutting
Cane cutting begins at sunrise and by early afternoon, everything that has been cut has been trucked to the distillery where it has been weighed, crushed and the juice put into the stainless steel fermentation tanks.
Neisson cane cutting

A combination of wild yeast strains, cultivated from the sugar cane fields at Neisson are grown in France by a champagne yeast producer. The criteria for the yeast is the flavor, resistance to high temperatures during fermentation and yeast that will effect complete fermentation.

Sugar cane is harvested during the first six months of the year when the cane has the highest sugar content. Once the tropical rainy season showers arrive in July the sugar content plummets and there isn't enough sugar in the cane to effect good fermentation.




Neisson was the first distillery on Martinique to use all stainless steel fermentation tanks. The tanks were designed to maximize the natural circulation of the fermenting cane juice by using the effect of the rising carbon dioxide gas formed during fermentation to increase the heat transfer from the juice to the tank where that heat is dissipated to the atomosphere or to water that is dripped from the top edge of the tank.
Neisson Fermentation Tank


Distillation takes place in a modified Savale still. The single-column, copper still takes the approximately 5% sugar cane juice wine and strips the alcohol from the wine and concentrates it to about 72% Alcohol by Volume.
Neisson Still
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The copper still at Neisson was custom made by Savalle. It has been refurbished several times since it was installed in 1932 as the copper is depleted by sulphur compounds in the fermented vesou, or cane juice wine.
All of the clear distillate passes through the sight glass. Gauges above the sight glass monitor temperature at several points in the ten meter tall still.
Other products from Neisson imported by Caribbean Spirits Inc.
Item No. ABV Volume Btl/Case UPC
N-15YR-6 44.7% 1 L 6
N-18YR-6 43.6% 1 L 6
N-B-12 50% 1 L 12 8 18367 00001 0
N-B52.5-6 52.5% 1 L 6 8 18367 00001 0
N-B-6 50% 1 L 6 8 18367 00001 0
N-ESB-6 50% 1 L 6 818367 00003 4
N-B70-6 70% 1 L 6 8 18367 00001 0
N-P105-6 54.2% 750ml 6 8 18367 00012 6
N-RS-6 42% 1 L 6 8 18367 00004 1
N-SB2013-6 50.8% 750 ml 6 8 18367 00014 0
N-SB2014-6 51% 750 ml 6 8 18367 00013 3
N-VPN-6 45% 750 ml 6 8 18367 00016 4
N-OB-6 52.5% 750 6 8 18367 00009 6