Barbosa Grogue Cape Verde Single Rum
Grogue is a kind of cane juice rum produced in the Cape Verde archipelago, not unlike the cachacas of Brazil or the prized Rhum Agricoles of Martinique. Produced much the same way today as they were in the 19th century, grogue is often touted as a truly authentic example of old school rum production. Barbosa Grogue, produced by Manuel Barbosa Amado in Praia Mangue, is a particularly characterful example of this. The cane is harvested manually, crushed right away and naturally fermented for six to ten days before being run through small wood-fired 350-liter copper pot stills.
The rum presents gentle aromas of green olives, pineapples, peach, and dill, with that classic grassy cane juice character lurking in the background. On the palate you'll find green apple, mango, thyme, guava, vinegar, cucumber, and a hint of warm spice. The finish is gentle, sweet and doesn't linger much, but offers lovely hints of mint, almond, and white chocolate. Bottled at 45% abv.