Neisson obtained the "AB" certification in 2016. After having released 2 first versions on the market in 2016 (one at 55° and the other at 66°, both very quickly sold out), then a third one at the end of 2017 (L'Esprit Bio), here is a fourth version released at the beginning of 2018 in metropolitan France: Le rhum bio par Neisson.
The vintage appears on the bottle: the rum available at the moment is 2020.
Nico's tasting notes
In short: dry - mineral - fresh - strong spices - vegetable - fruit
The "classic" version, which was not yet organic, already offered us a complex rum, marked by cane, citrus and fruit. This version goes even further in its craftsmanship and complexity, with a more rustic touch. Take a look:
The first nose is unadorned, in the manner of a traditional Martinique white rum. With its rather dry and mineral profile, this is a serious rum which does not play the easy seduction. One can detect a great freshness, a peppery breath having undressed a lime to take its zest. The cane remains straight in the middle of the storm, massive, monolithic. It is as if preserved and whole, its tender flesh with its juicy fibre wrapped in its dry bark. Suddenly, a minty headwind takes us by surprise.
The aeration takes us directly to the distillery, we then lean over the fermentation tank to examine the vesou more closely. The cane juice works hard and bubbles with powerful and organic aromas, the fermentation is in full swing. A few moments later, we put our noses down and moved to the distillation side. The liquid seemed clear, dry and mineral, with sharp and penetrating aromas, very lemony.
Like the historical version of Rhum by Neisson, the palate offers a nice presence and still a lot of freshness.
The first taste is a one-way trip to Martinique. Once again, this is THE Martinique rum as we like it. The fibre of the cane comes to the fore, with its earthiness and pepperiness. This dry side is so refreshing and authentic. Of course, it goes without saying that the rum doesn't come with its big hooves, it's all chiseled and delicate. The palate is lined and flattered just right, with restraint, it's not about being cheesy.
The finish is long and vegetal, the fibre and the bark of the cane still dominate. Lime zest and pepper cushion the descent, we are well...
"A great white rum, no more and no less, a real little piece of Martinique. This organic version goes even further than the original version in terms of mastery and loyalty to the terroir. I can only imagine the royal ti'punch that will follow..."
On our Youtube channel, find our meeting with Alex Bobi, cellar master of Neisson Rums, in Martinique. He tasted with us the organic rum by Neisson in the context of box of the month.