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Savanna | German Rum Festival 2023

Rare Rums from La Réunion:

Savanna distilled from sugar cane juice and molasses

On the shores of the Indian Ocean, at the foot of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano, the Savanna distillery is at home. Rum has been produced by hand here, in the French overseas department and sugar cane paradise of La Réunion, since the 19th century. However, the distillery and its exquisite bottlings as they are known today go back to Émile Hugot. Known internationally as “Monsieur Sucre,” he led Savanna into the future with extensive expertise on sugar beginning in the 1950s.

At the heart of Savanna is high quality rhum agricole, rhum traditionnel and Grand Arôme rum, which the distillery is one of the few in the world to produce. The full-bodied molasses rum ferments extensively and develops a high ester content, similar to typical Jamaican rums. Unusually for distilleries in the French overseas departments, Savanna thus processes both fresh sugar cane juice and molasses in column and pot still – and only between July and November.

Free of any additives and not chill-filtered, Savanna rums reveal multifaceted, authentic flavors that testify to the wild beauty of the island.