From Vintus: The house of Tessendier has been distilling, blending and aging eaux-de-vie for over 130 years using Charentais stills in traditional Cognac methods. Now, the Tessendier brothers, Jérôme and Lilian, are transforming their knowledge of blending and aging techniques to a different world of spirits: rum. By carefully selecting distillates from different regional terroirs of the Caribbean, the brothers have created a unique blended rum in accordance with their historical French method of cognac production that similarly showcase the typicity of these terroirs.
Jérôme is the blender, who creates rum in four key stages: origins, aging, finishing and blending. Each of these stages follows the previous one, like the four seasons. This innovative, sequenced approach produces the rum known as Saison, the French word for Season. Jérôme’s intention is to showcase the typicity of these terroirs through his knowledge of blending to create the perfect balance: the richness in molasses from pot still rums blended with the light and delicate notes from the sugarcane distillation in columns.