International-award-winning Bundaberg artisan distillery Kalki Moon has announced the long-awaited release of the first of their Cane Farmer Series of premium rums and cane spirits – Plant Cane.
Founded in 2017 by former Bundaberg Rum Master Distiller Rick Prosser, Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Co is owned and operated by the multi-generational Prosser family.
With a vision to always be a small batch rum producer, Kalki Moon has built their reputation with their internationally-lauded gins, while quietly developing their rums and cane spirits since they opened.
Plant Cane, a Cane Farmer Series spirit, was inspired by the rich agricultural community of the Bundaberg Region.
The lovely light-coloured spirit delivers the trademark flavour of Bundaberg’s red soil sugar cane with a light finish that nods to the easy Southern Great Barrier Reef climate.
“The Cane Farmer Series pays homage to the men and women who have farmed our great land and growing sugarcane in the Bundaberg region for over a century,” Rick Prosser said.
“The region is built on the back of our agricultural industry and our farmers here in Bundaberg feed the nation from our rich red soils,” Mr Prosser said.
“All of our most famous exports have been born from the sugar cane, and it’s always been my calling since I learned my craft from the legendary local distillers to have my own range of spirits to pay tribute to my hometown of Bundaberg,” he said.
A perfect base for light summer classics like mojitos and daiquiris, Plant Cane will also hold its own in a Light & Stormy, complementing the rich gingers of the region’s iconic brewed drink, or in colas.
The Cane Farmer series will join Kalki Moon’s range of premium small-batch spirits, as well as their popular range of gins, vodkas, and liqueur.
The distillery’s gins have been awarded medals at Australian Distilled Spirits Awards and International Wine & Spirits Competition and draw on iconic Bundaberg and native Australian ingredients such as ginger, finger limes, lemon, and cinnamon myrtles for their botanicals
The Cane Farmers series spirit Plant Cane goes on sale Saturday 19 December 2020 from the Distillery Cellar Door or online at kalkimoon.com.
- Earlier report: Kalki Moon gin set for export to United Kingdom