Key Facts

Farm
Nursery
Supervisor
Joylyn Charles
Field
Big Pumps
Cane variety
Yellow Lady
Terroir
Upper La Calome
Harvested
20/08/2021
Soil / Brix
Woburn Clay Loam
Maturation
Pre-cask
Distilled
24/08/2021 - 25/08/2021
Bottled
22/02/2022 - 23/02/2022
Still Type
Pot
No. of bottles
3156
For market
Europe & US
ABV
50%
FARM LOCATION
BOTTLING

Field Notes

We call this farm Nursery as it is precisely that: the birthplace of our cane varieties, which then developed into its own fully-fledged sugarcane farm, which is home to all six varieties of cane. A drive deeper into the isle, and away from the coast, the farm is surrounded by a community of homes on one side and lush natural Grenadian vegetation on the other.

 

The cane here roots into both Hartman Clay and Woburn Clay Loam soil types. The fields run on a slightly sloping hill, where the top terroirs namely Upper La Colome and Cedars are exposed to the most sunlight. As the ground descends, the remaining fields gain cover of the trees shadowing from across the fields. Dry air and a cool temperature work to foster growth of the cane, coupled with a stream of water nearby that aids the water retention of the soils.

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 the Nursery

The muster of people chatting is noticeable among the low-grown sugarcane. Even the sound of a bread salesman vrooms by on his evening shift trying to sell his freshly baked goods. A river burbles next to the sugarcane farm, as the trickling sound leads into another; Hidden behind a large tree in the middle of the farm, a patch of musical bamboo creaks. This beautiful sound lingers as wind gently blows and spreads it throughout the fields. 

Growing Timeline

Cane Timeline

Planted
01/06/2020
Harvested
20/08/2021
Arrived at Distillery
20/08/2021
Fermentation Started
20/08/2021
Fermentation Finished
24/08/2021
Distillation Started
24/08/2021
Distillation Finished
25/08/2021
Transferred to Cask House
25/08/2021
Sent for Bottling
11/02/2022
Bottled
23/02/2022

Distillers

Devon
Quincy
Ainka

Terroir

Fields

Soil

Type
Woburn Clay Loam
Description
Big Pumps is a rocky field on the north bank of the Westerhall stream, from which it can be irrigated hence the name.
Elevation
51 meters above sea level
General Climate
In the wetter south eastern area of the Island with rain most of the year round apart from the very driest months in March / April.
Sunlight
N/a

Cane, Yeast & Water

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

DEVON’S DESCRIPTION

Appearance: Clear, water-white colourless rum.

Nose: Mix of vegetal and earthy aroma…herbal, earthy, rain.

Palate: Nutiness, smokey, spicy, lingering.

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St. Andrews, Grenada, West Indies

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