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Graciosa Double Aged Cachaça released in USA

Novo Fogo Graciosa double aged cachaça, now available in the USA, is a fine example of a 100% USDA certified organic spirit from a zero-waste cachaça distillery. This expression ages for two years in re-purposed American oak, then finishes for 18 months in a barrel made from Brazil Nut (castanheira do Pará) wood.

Graciosa is made at Agroecológica Marumbi distillery, in the town of Morretes, in the southern state of Paranà, Brazil.

Graciosa is produced at Agroecológica Marumbi distillery, known for producing small batches (130 liters each) of organic cachaça.

Graciosa double aged cachaça is named after the idyllic road (Estrada da Graciosa) that crosses the Brazilian Rainforest from the mountains to the sea; a reference to the graceful and enchanting land it traverses.

The Agroecológica Marumbi distillery is known for producing small batches (130 liters each) in the town of Morretes, in the southern state of Paranà.

Graciosa Wood Management

Novo Fogo’s dual-wood barreling process for aged cachaça was perfected by master distiller Dr. Agenor Maccari, Jr.

Novo Fogo Graciosa double aged cachaça from Brazil is double aged in two kinds of barrels

Graciosa Cachaça is aged for two years in re-purposed American oak, then finished for 18 months in a Brazil Nut wood barrel.

With this expression, he carefully evaluates the spirit’s maturation as the rare flavors of Brazilian woods harmonize with the delightful flavors of American oak.

Environmental Sustainability

Novo Fogo’s wood management goals spotlight their commitment to environmental propriety, sourcing indigenous wood legally and sustainably. Pairing properly attained Brazilian woods with American oak doesn’t just produce delicious barrel-aged cachaça; it’s the right thing to do for Brazil’s environment.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of pecan shell, cinnamon bark and floral essences compliment the woody herbal character and cane fragrances. On the palate, aromatic wood and bark lead to bright cinnamon, allspice and clove. At mid-palate, cane and toasted almond are balanced by a hint of anise in the warm finish.

Novo Fogo Graciosa is a special limited edition release for 2016, bottled at 42% abv. The 750ml bottle sells for $34.95.

Cocktail Suggestion: Down But Not Out

2 oz Novo Fogo Graciosa
1 oz Cocchi Americano
0.25 oz Maraschino
Method: Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a mint leaf, slapped to release its aromatic oils.

Koloa announces Kaua’i Coffee Rum from Hawaii

Known for their award-winning line of artisanal rums, Kaua`i, Hawaii based producer Kōloa today announced a new expression. Koloa Kaua’i Coffee Rum — a delightful new extension to their fine line of small batch rums — is the result of a collaboration with Kaua`i Coffee Company.

Koloa Kaua'i Coffee Rum - Another delightful rum expression from Hawaii announced: Koloa's Kaua`i Coffee Rum brilliantly integrates Kauai-grown coffee with artisanal rum.

Koloa Hawaiian rum recently announced a new flavored rum expression made with Kauai Coffee from the local Kauai-grown plantation.

Combining Kōloa White Rum and pure Hawaiian cane sugar with locally grown, dark-roasted Kauai Coffee results in a rich and robust new flavored rum bottled at 34% abv with bright notes of coffee and cocoa.

Released in time for the 2015 holiday season, the new Koloa Kaua’i Coffee Rum expression is presented with a bold new bottle and label design.

Kōloa rums are well known to rum enthusiasts across the United States. In the Miami Rum Festival’s annual RumXP blind tasting competition, they’ve consistently won awards in the dark and flavored rum categories.

“Kaua`i Coffee Rum is a true Kaua`i-made product that exemplifies the remarkable diversity of agriculture on Kaua`i and the potential for innovation in creating exceptional value-added products,” said Kōloa Rum Company President and CEO Bob Gunter.

Kaua`i’s Best Coffee

Kauai-grown coffees are hand-roasted in small batches to ensure optimal flavor and quality in every cup. The Kauai Coffee Company, LLC, is part of the Italy-based Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group. For more information about Kauai Coffee Company, please visit www.kauaicoffee.com.

“Kaua`i Coffee Company, which operates the largest coffee plantation in the Islands, is at the leading edge of coffee production technology. They produce outstanding coffee grown on the sunny slopes of southern Kaua`i, where we also grow much of our sugar cane. Our collaboration in developing Kaua`i Coffee Rum demonstrates the ongoing engagement within our local diversified agricultural industry. We are proud to have this association with them,” Gunter said.

Kaua`i’s Best Rum

Kōloa Rum Company produces artisanal, single-batch Hawaiian Rum and ready-to-drink cocktails at its distillery in Kalāheo, Kaua`i and operates Kaua`i’s first and only distilled spirits Tasting Room and Company Store on the grounds of Kilohana Plantation, near Lihue.

The Company’s award-winning portfolio includes its premium Kaua`i White, Gold, Dark, Spice, Coconut and now Coffee Rums in 750ml and 50ml bottles. The firm also produces Kōloa Ready-to-Drink Mai Tai, Rum Punch and Pineapple Passion cocktails. For more information about Kōloa Rum Company, please visit www.koloarum.com.

 

Deep Island Wave organic rum from Hawaii

Hawaii Sea Spirits, producers of Ocean Organic Vodka, today announced the introduction of Deep Island Wave Organic Rum.

From Maui, Deep Island's Wave Organic Rum is produced by Hawaii Sea Spirits from local sugar cane.

Deep Island’s Wave organic white rum is an organic white rum produced on the island of Maui by Hawaii Sea Spirits.

Derived from local organic sugar cane and diluted with deep ocean mineral water, Deep Island Wave Organic Rum is produced at Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm and Distillery in the small town of Kula on the island of Maui. The rum is expected to be available for purchase and sampling at The Farm starting September 1 before state-wide distribution in October.

As life-long surfers, the Smith family (founders of Hawaii Sea Spirits) has a deep respect for the ocean and the way it transfers energy — through waves.

Their goal was to deliver an exceptional rum experience complete with all of the flavor and character found in their fresh pressed cane juice.

The design of the label represents an abstract interpretation of a wave crashing over lava rock shores.

“Deep Island Wave Organic Rum was inspired by our appreciation for sugar cane as a truly remarkable ingredient in creating distilled spirits,” says Hawaii Sea Spirits Master Distiller, Bill Scott. “It’s not only our goal but our passion to produce the cleanest, most mixable, luxurious spirits that showcase the unique qualities of the organic sugar cane and deep ocean mineral water blend.”

“Named for its cultural relevance as much as its physical description of Hawaii, Deep Island Wave Hawaiian Rum embodies the very spirit of our tropical islands,” stated HSS CEO, Shay Smith. “Not only are the Hawaiian Islands the deepest in the world, but also our way of life is deeply rooted in horticultural nurturing. This particular clear rum is dubbed “Wave” to further depict our respect for the energy in water that brings life to our islands.”

Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm and Distillery in picturesque Kula — an area known as the up-country western-facing slopes of Haleakalā — highlights the company’s commitment to socially and environmentally conscious business practices. The operation uses solar panels to power 100% of the operations and they insist on sustainable farming techniques for growing and harvesting the organic sugar cane.

Tours at Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm and Distillery run seven days a week to educate guests on the importance of organic farming for the conservation of land and ocean, sustainable manufacturing, and the production of quality spirits.

This 80 proof white rum caries a suggested list price of $33.95.

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