The resulting spirit is lightly filtered to preserve texture and aromatics. This elegant and smooth spirit presents balanced and fresh notes of sweet cane and nuanced vanilla flavors.
Pale yellow color reminiscent of new vintage Muscadet from Franceâ€™s Loire Valley. Initial sniffings detect the plump, oily presence of vanilla extract; aeration adds hints of cocoa butter, egg cream and vanilla. Palate entry is a touch sharp, but creamy and buttery; midpalate, the cream thins out and the vanilla bean element becomes leaner. Finishes bittersweet, clean and vanilla-like.
|(70º) This is one of the remaining rums to be distilled in the United States in a classic Alambic Charentais Pot Still. Tahitian vanilla beans are extracted for three months and then blended with Charbay Cane Rum.
|Serve over ice. You can add a splash of mineral water or soda - Susan suggests over ice. Sometimes Marko adds a splash of Charbay Raspberry Vodka.
|CHARBAY Winery & Distillery remains an independent family business owned by Miles and Susan Karakasevic. They work side by side with their son Marko & his wife, Jenni, to carry on the inherited artisan traditions.
The family is one of the early pioneers in the modern American artisan distillery movement. They began distilling in California in 1983 with Alambic Pot Still Brandy and haven't stopped since then.
Marko is Generation XIII to carry on the family's European heritage of fermenting & distilling. It's hard to find someone with a more spontaneous love of the art form all grounded in solid experience. This family is hands on and it shows in the quality of everything they bottle.
Based in Napa Valley, the family lives and works admidst peaceful pine trees on Spring Mountain above St. Helena - at the affectionately known as "The Still on the Hill".
Creativity and passion are grounded with a powerful professional background.