Saturday, July 19, 2014

New St. George Agricole Rum

St. George Caligornia Agricole Rum...$42.99
Made from 100% California sugarcane, St. George California Agricole Rum (formerly Agua Libre Rum) is a pure, primal, unapologetic expression of fresh California cane.
Intensely grassy, sultry, and robust, this rum is not for the faint of heart—but for those who love it there is no substitute.
ABV: 43%

We make our rum from fresh sugarcane—not molasses—in the style of a rhum agricole or cacha├ža. The cane is grown outside of Brawley in the Imperial Valley of Southern California. Immediately after harvest, stalks of sugarcane are shipped here to the distillery, where we extract fresh cane juice by running the stalks by hand through a sugarcane mill.  The freshly pressed, uncooked cane juice is then fermented and distilled in small batches in our 500-liter copper pot still.

  • Gold Medal. — Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition 
  • Winner. — 2013 Good Food Awards 
  • Both rustic and refined, earthy, almost peat-y... Captures your attention right away. — Los Angeles Times 
  • Made in the style of Martinique rhum agricole, but with a touch of West Coast swagger. A pungent, even primal version of silver rum, reminiscent of a mezcal without the smoke. — Wine Enthusiast 
  • This rum makes one of the best Cuba Libres I've ever tried. — Serious Eats 
  • Dramatically big with a grassy freshness. — San Francisco Weekly 
  • Delight is not too keen a word... This local agricole keeps up with quality Martinique rhums. — 
  • (A) world-class American expression... astonishing. — Grubstreet 
  • 2014 Spirits Winner — Drink Me

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