Proof Drinks Australia has partnered with Cavu Distilling to distribute Nil Desperandum Rum and Sunshine & Sons Gin nationwide. 

The announcement comes as Nil Desperadum ‘Special’ is released, a two year old rum that has been certified as organic. 

Managing Director at Proof Drinks Australia, Drew Doty said he was delighted by the deal.

“Proof Drinks Australia is thrilled about partnering with CAVU Distilling. Proof is dedicated to delivering what we believe to be the finest premium brands to both Australian and international consumers.

“The addition of Nil Desperandum and Sunshine & Sons to our portfolio aligns seamlessly with our business objectives, and the promising potential for our organisations to flourish together is truly invigorating.” 

Matt Hobson, Co-founder of Cavu, is similarly excited about the new distribution deal, and believes that Proof Drinks’ belief in high quality products can help the brands to reach new customers. 

 “Since the launch of Sunshine & Sons Original Dry Gin in March 2020 the two Cavu brands have achieved meteoric success and we are super excited to continue our journey with the incredible team at Proof Drinks Australia.

“Proof Drinks Australia are passionately committed to exciting, quality spirits with compelling points of difference to consumers that have national scale and international reach. We look forward to working closely with the Proof Drinks Australia team and meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of the on and off premise trade across Australia and internationally.” 

A rum affair

Cavu’s new rum Nil Desperandum in many ways resembles a Jamaican style rum. The spirit is made at Woombye in the Sunshine Coast with locally sourced molasses, which is wild fermented with dunder. Water is also drawn from nearby, before the spirit is distilled twice in a traditional pot still, and aged for two years in bourbon barrels in Queensland’s subtropical climate. 

Nil Desperandum translates from the Latin as ‘No worries’, and is inspired by the inscription found on the first pub in Woombye, constructed in 1871. Hobson and Cavu hope to claim some of this easy-going feeling in their spirit. 

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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