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Clairin (French pronunciation: ​[klɛʁɛ̃]; Haitian Creole: Kleren) is a distilled spirit made from cane sugar produced in Haiti, that undergoes the same distillation process as rhum, although less refined, and raw.[1] It is sometimes referred to as a white rhum because of the similar qualities.[2][3][4] It is considered to be a cheaper option than standard rhum in Haiti and as a result it is consumed more. It is also used in Vodou rituals.[1][5] It is similar to Cachaça (Brazil), Aguardiente (Cuba) and high wine (Guyana).[6]

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  1. ^ a b Hall, Michael R. (2012). "Historical Dictionary of Haiti". p. 64. ISBN 9780810878105. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Ménager, Mona Cassion (2005). "Fine Haitian Cuisine". p. 392. ISBN 158432256X. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Paris, Barry (2000). "Song of Haiti: The Lives of Dr. Larimer and Gwen Mellon at Albert Schweitzer Hospital of Deschapelles". p. 116. ISBN 1891620134. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Gold, Herbert (2004). "Haiti: Best Nightmare on Earth". p. 40. ISBN 9780765807335. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Fick, Carolyn A. (1990). "The Making of Haiti: The Saint Domingue Revolution from Below". p. 285. ISBN 0870496581. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Goucher, Candice (2014). "Congotay! Congotay! A Global History of Caribbean Food". p. 114. ISBN 9780765642158. Retrieved 12 June 2015.