Abelha Organic Cachaca was created from a simple idea: use the best possible all-natural ingredients and the most traditional artisan methods of production.
The cane is grown 100% organically in the beautiful protected national park of Chapada Diamantina in Bahia, Northern Brazil, where the high, dry climate and sandy soils yield excellent cane for making cachaca.
The team at Abelha believe that quality and soul come from doing as much as possible in the traditional way, by hand, in small batches. They distil in a traditional copper pot still with a capacity of only 400 litres and all processes are carefully monitored by experienced eyes (and noses!). The result is a full-flavoured artisanal cachaca, with an intense fruity nose, fresh sugar cane taste and very smooth finish.
Abelha is also produced ethically. The company work in fair partnership with small holding farmers, teaching them organic farming and paying them a good price for their cane.
Abelha Organic Cachaça is made in the highlands of Bahia where locally grown organic sugar cane is fermented with natural yeast and distilled in small copper pots, or alambiques. This gives Abelha a characteristic aromatic nose. It is produced in an ultra traditional manner, with everything being done carefully, by hand, in a lengthy production process which results in a remarkable fullness of flavour. The mouth-feel is unctuous and creamy with an underlying fruitiness and an ethereal complexity.