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Neisson Éleve Sous Bois - distilled by Neisson - Martinique French West Indies

A slight oak and vanilla flavor blend with the freshly-harvested sugar cane aroma of Neisson Rhum Agricole Éleve Sous Bois.

Rich in citrus, fruit and tropical florals, the golden color portends the oak, tropical nut and vanilla flavors in the finish.

Born as Neisson Rhum Agricole Blanc, Élevé Sous Bois gains it's color during 18 months spent in new French oak vats before being bottled at the distillery.

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Item ABV Volume Case UPC
N-ESB-6 50% 1 L 6 818367000034
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
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.
A small portion of each year's production is put in one to two-thousand liter limousine oak barrels for about 18 months before it is bottled as Neisson Élevé Sous Bois.
1200 liter limousine oak barrels
1200 liter oak barrels

Other products from Neisson imported by Caribbean Spirits Inc.
Item No. ABV Volume Btl/Case UPC
N-SB2013-6 50.8% 750 ml 6 818367000140
N-15YR-6 44.7% 1 L 6
N-18YR-6 43.6% 1 L 6
N-B-6 50% 1 L 6 818367000010
N-B52.5-6 52.5% 1 L 6 818367000201
N-B70-6 70% 1 L 6 818367000102
N-P105-6 54.2% 750ml 6 818367000126
N-RS-6 42% 1 L 6 818367000041
N-SB2014-6 51% 750 ml 6 818367000133
N-SB2015-6 57% 750 ml 6 818367000164
N-VPN-6 45% 750 ml 6 818367000157
N-OB-6 52.5% 750 6 818367000096