Husk Triple Oak 5 Year Rum is the latest limited release in the Virgin Cane rum series crafted by Husk Distillers.
Inspired by the diverse and vibrant rum culture of the Caribbean islands and a yearning for fine Australian spirits, distiller Paul Messenger, along with his wife Mandy and daughters Harriet, Edwina & Claudia, embarked on a journey to create a plantation distillery on their cattle & cane farm, nestled in the green caldera surrounding Mt Warning in Northern NSW.
Husk’s vision was to create a premium, paddock to bottle agricole rum with a unique Australian expression. Husk have had to develop new skills and adapt new methods of small-scale cultivation, harvesting and crushing not used in the area before. They designed the distillery based on fermentation, distillation and maturation methods not typically used in commercial rum distilleries and the result is a rum that they are proud to say has the unique characteristics of our part of the world – our provenance.
Husk Rum can only be made from freshly crushed cane juice so its production is restricted to the harvest season from August to November. While rum from Husk’s first harvest in 2012 was quietly maturing on oak they began creating a gin, something different that would challenge people’s perception of what gin can be.
Ink Gin was a bold risk which paid off, as people around the country fell in love with the colour play & soft Australiana taste. Husk quickly outgrew their tiny farm shed distillery, and in late 2016 started building a new distillery, which is complete with a cellar door, bar and barrel house. Definitely worth a visit (and a tipple and tour!) if you get the chance!