Mhoba Select Reserve Glass Cask 60 South African Rum (700ml)
Interest in Mhoba's rums is gaining momentum globally. Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Onderberg district of Mpumalanga, founder Robert Greaves initially intended to make a South African version of Cachaca. Years of experimentation led him beyond that vision. His rums have been summed up as "...well made, unmessed-with, cask strength, and very, very original." This edition is no exception. A sugarcane juice distillation aged for more than two years in large glass demijohns, virgin American oak staves cut and charred at the distillery were included in the vessels. The liquid was then transferred from these "glass barrels" to x-South African whisky casks for a finishing period.
Producing since 2015, Mhoba harvests the Nkomazi variety of sugar cane from a farm adjacent to the distillery. The cane is hand cut and pressed by an in-house mill. The cane juice (not molasses) is fermented in part by a local baking yeast as well as wild yeasts. Distillation is conducted with a pot still designed by Greaves. The particularity of this still is to favour a maximum reflux in order to develop heavy and aromatic distillates. 1000 bottles produced. 60% Alc./Vol.