Savanna

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Savanna

If the commissioning of the Savanna distillery dates back to the end of the 1940s, its sugar past has more than 200 years of history and there is mention of a steaming distillery on the estate as early as 1870. It is to a certain Paul Charles Émile Hugot, Reunionese businessman who will manage several sugar factories on the island of Reunion, who designed the Savanna Distillery between 1948 and 1950; the production at the time was exclusively intended for the bulk sale of molasses rum on the local market, on behalf of various brands and liquor stores, as well as a share already intended for metropolitan France, in particular for Bardinet. The share of old rum is still very small and the first aging cellar, which dates from 1964, only had around fifty barrels at the time, mainly intended for the production of 3-year-old rums, sold there also in bulk in the local market for bottler brands.

Following the phenomenon of concentration of production tools on the sugar refineries which affected the island in the second half of the 20th century, almost all the facilities closed, including that of Savanna in 1986. The distillery part moved in 1992 near the Sugar Factory from Bois Rouge to Saint-André.

Savanna is not confined to releasing just one style of rum, but covers the entire spectrum of possibilities: it thus produces traditional rum, rhum agricole and grand arôme.

Country : La Réunion
Name : Distillerie de Savanna
Address : Chemin de Bois Rouge, Saint André
Website : www.savanna.fr
Foundation : 1948

Savanna