Key Facts

Farm
Pearls
Supervisor
Joseph Thomas
Field
Grapefruit
Cane variety
Yellow Lady
Terroir
Flats
Harvested
25 - 29 January 2021
Maturation
411 days
Distilled
29 - 30 January 2021
Bottled
6 - 8 September 2022
Still Type
Pot
No. of bottles
6000
For market
EUROPE
ABV
55%
FARM LOCATION
BOTTLING

Field Notes

On the coastal plain, a stone’s throw south of the distillery, there is an intriguing terroir between mangrove and water meadow, with at its centre a distinctive bank of iron-rich volcanic laterite. Cane grows vigorously on this water-retentive soil, derived from Woburn & Perseverance Clays. For this rum we harvested the elegant variety we call yellow lady from the “grapefruit” field, which stands on the terroir known as Flats.

With a slight elevation in reference to the coast, the air that washes across Pearls is cool. This, in conjunction with a swamp touching the base of the farm, allows for a rich maintenance of water-retained soil. Amidst the towering palm trees, Pearls has been planted with the varieties of Yellow Lady and Lacolome Red.

Terroir Map

Cane Variety

YELLOW LADY

B89447 – locally called ‘Yellow Lady - is an elegant, free-trashing variety. Old leaves peel off by themselves, exposing a lean, erect stem with greenish to yellow complexion. Once planted, and provided that there is sufficient rainfall, this sugarcane variety takes off quickly and puts out a prolific number of very sweet shoots. It’s a slightly uncommon variety in the Caribbean and was only introduced to Barbados as recently as 2005.

The Sound of Pearls

Behind the farm Atlantic waves are crashing on the shore of Conference Bay. The constant sea breeze sweeps over the farm and rustles through the the sugarcane fields. Branches crack in the nearby wetland and the sound of sea birds echo over the adjacent water meadow.

Growing Timeline

Cane Timeline

Planted
01/10/2019
Harvested
25/01/2021
Arrived at Distillery
26/01/2021
Fermentation Started
26/01/2021
Fermentation Finished
29/01/2021
Distillation Started
29/01/2021
Distillation Finished
30/01/2021
Transferred to Cask House
30/01/2021
Sent for Bottling
15/06/2022
Bottled
08/09/2022

Distillers

Devon
Ainka
Camille
Karla
Kerissa

Terroir

Fields

Soil

Type
Woburn Clay / Perseverance Clay
Description
Grapefruit is a flat and low lying field. The soil is very loamy and tends to hold a lot of moisture in the soil due to a high water table.
Elevation
4 meters
General Climate
The farm generally has average rainfall and is not particularly wetter or drier than others. However, it is a farm that retains its moisture well in the soil. The farm is adjacent to a water meadow, where rivers pass through. These rivers, fed by rain from the rain forested mountainous interior, are always filled with water. This serves an ever-wet and cool humidity within the air. The farm is sheltered as it is enclosed in lush vegetation, crops, coconut trees and a mangrove surrounding the wetland. Although a dry and sunny farm, the cane remains wet and happy as water flows continuously down from the mountains with the rainfall.
Sunlight
12 hours

Cane, Yeast & Water

Variety
B89447
Nickname
Yellow Lady
Fermentation
60 hours
Yeast
DistilaMax RM
Production Water
N/a

DEVON’S DESCRIPTION

Appearance: Clear, dark brown-golden honey.

Nose: A tempting sweetness of toffee offset by a rich seam of spicy oak find powerful aromatic harmony.

Palate: A sweetly-spiced arrival of dark cinnamon oak spice is carried by huge, rounded, unctuous pot-still texture. Cane and terroir still shine vibrantly through with vanilla and coconut.

Finish: Seems to last forever, those beguiling spices and that luscious texture lingering on the palate.

Casks

cask no.cask typecask fillcooperagefill datefarmterroir / field
410FIRST FILL U.S200LKelvin Cooperage30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
411FIRST FILL U.S200LKelvin Cooperage30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
412FIRST FILL U.S200LKelvin Cooperage30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
413FIRST FILL U.S200LKelvin Cooperage30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
414FIRST FILL U.S200LKelvin Cooperage30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
415FIRST FILL U.S200LKelvin Cooperage30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
416FIRST FILL U.S200LKelvin Cooperage30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
417FIRST FILL U.S200LKelvin Cooperage30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
418FIRST FILL U.S200LKelvin Cooperage30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
419FIRST FILL U.S200LKelvin Cooperage30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
420FIRST FILL U.S200LKelvin Cooperage30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
542VIRGIN U.S200LKelvin Cooperage30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
543VIRGIN U.S200LKelvin Cooperage30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
544VIRGIN U.S200LKelvin Cooperage30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
545VIRGIN U.S200LKelvin Cooperage30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
546VIRGIN U.S200LKelvin Cooperage30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
547VIRGIN U.S200LKelvin Cooperage30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
548VIRGIN U.S200LKelvin Cooperage30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
209PREMIUM FRENCH225LTaransaud30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
210PREMIUM FRENCH225LTaransaud30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
212PREMIUM FRENCH225LTaransaud30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit
213PREMIUM FRENCH225LTaransaud30 April 2021PearlsFlats / Grapefruit

Composition

FIRST FILL U.S50%
VIRGIN U.S32%
PREMIUM FRENCH18%

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