A limited release white cane spirit from Sydney rum distillery Brix.
This argicole-style (distilled from sugar cane juice, rather than molasses) white-rum style (in Australia rum legally needs to be aged for two years in oak to acquire the title) spirit, is a unique excercise of creating a regional spirit in urban surrounds.
Because sugar cane juice spoils quickly, distilleries around the world (and Australia) that distil the style are usually located close to the cane fields - which is not a luxury Brix, located in inner-Sydney suburb Surry Hills, have.
Instead they worked with their cane famer in Woongoolba, Southern Queensland to create a fix. The cane was harvested on a January afternoon, later in the working day, and transported by refrigerated truck overnight to Sydney. It was in the Surry Hills cane juicer the following morning, less that 24 hours after the canes were harvested.
Fermentation used wild indigenous yeasts, only, and excess husk matter was thrown into the ferment to create extra character and structure - not unlike when winemakers rest their wine on lees during production.
Just 395 bottles in the release at 43.3%.
Cane Harvest Date: 12-19 January, 2020
Cane Crush Date: 13-20 January, 2020
Fermentation ABV: 10.5%
First Distillation ABV: 60%
Second Distillation ABV: 87%
Oak Barrel Tasting Notes
A bright and grassy nose, has elements of that agricole 'farmyard funk' but it's not overpowering. Creamy and smooth on the palate with that same freshness and bright fruits, the farmyard elements much more subtle now. Very impressive and very sippable white cane spirit.
- New South Wales
- Single Pure Rum