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Husk Barrel 1: Extremely Limited Aussie Rum

17/02/2016

Although Husk Distillers made quite a splash last year with their colourful Ink Gin, the distillery in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales have always had their eye on rum.

A rum agricole produced from first-press sugar cane juice, the family team at Husk distillers - headed up by Paul Messenger -  are restricted to the climate of their location, in the shadow of Mt Warning.

With harvest season running from August to November, that's the only time they can produce their rum - one they believe has real New South Wales, let alone Australian, provenance. After five years planning and three years maturation, their first barrel - harvested in 2012 - was bottled late last year.

Aged in newly charred American oak for nine months and ex-Bourbon casks for two years and three months, the release yielded just 271 bottles. For the cane-spotters out there, the cane used for this first batch was North Tumbukum variety Q124. It was hand cut.

The Oak Barrel expected their very small allocation prior to Christmas, but a delivery issue meant that they've only landed very recently. There's currently no word on a concrete release date of the second barrel.

Grab one of the very few bottles here. 

OTHER RARE RUMS:

Penny Blue Batch 4

Angostura No.1 2nd Edition 16-Year-Old French Cask

Diplomatico Single Vintage 2001

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Scott Fitzsimons