Abelha - Silver Organic - Cachaca - 700ml
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Abelha Cachaa starts life in Bahia Northern Brasil where a collective of small-holding farmers grow sugar cane 100% organically on highland sandy soils &ndash its harder work but gives better quality cane and a fuller taste. The cane is processed within 24 hours of being cut to ensure freshness and then fermented. We get our yeast by culturing yeast found growing naturally on green sugar cane &ndash we do not use lab-selected or single strain yeasts. From here we distill the cachaa in small batches in traditional copper stills and keep only a small fraction (the heart orcoraao) to be rested or aged. Abelha Cachaa Silveris a premium hand-crafted white or rested (descansada) cachaa with a clean and natural flavour which makes perfect caipirinhas. In trying to create the best tasting hand-crafted cachaa it seemed right that we should use the most traditional and natural farming techniques. The less artificial chemical products we spray around (which in our case iszero) the better for the cachaa and better for us and the environment. Even the strains of yeast we use in fermentation are cultured from the natural yeasts which grow on green sugar cane. Its normal for non-organic farmers in Brasil to burn sugar cane fields making them easier to harvest &ndash it removes leaves and gets rid of snakes and spiders. We do not use this process &ndash we have not condoned burning spiders to death since we were 9 years old &ndash and so for a cane to qualify as organic (like ours) it must not be burnt prior to harvest. Air pollution from burning cane fields is so bad that Sao Paolo stateis starting to place regulations on when cane can be burnt. Aside from the huge choking clouds of smoke and ash burning cane fields also releases various nitrogen compoundsinto the air which create ozone. (Ozone is bad to for you to breathe in). Additionally workers who cut sugar cane under organic conditions are paid a much higher rate and hence cut less cane (still 3 to 6 tonnes per day) than those who cut burnt fields. We fully support business ethics which enable ordinary people to work less hard and get paid more. Theres a growing school of thought that says organic wines and spirits give less severe hangovers as there are less odd chemicals in them. Were happy to believe this but in the name of good science we will continue to experiment by drinking almost daily until we have collected enough results to make a statistically robust claim.