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Abelha Silver scores 4.5 out of 5 in Class Magazine

ableha in class magazine issue 9

Class Magazine is a world reknowned magazine for the drinks trade, focusing on top quality spirits, bars and cocktails. So we are dead chuffed that the new batch of Abelha has scored a whopping 4.5 out of 5.

Taste: Crystal clear. The nose has appealing gluey, fermenting fruit, vegetal aromas. The fruity palate has of stone fruit, unripe pear and cactus juice. Vegetal, fruity notes last through to the peppery finish. 4.5*

ableha in class magazine issue 9

ableha in class magazine issue 9


Organic Spirit

Organic Spirit are another company who believe in using the best quality natural ingredients wherever possible. David, a pretty mean mixologist and fellow Hackney resident will create bespoke cocktails and food for events, some amazing looking creations. Check them out.


New Abelha Gold Label Artwork by Milo Tchais

So the artwork for the new gold bottle has also been updated to bring it in line with the new silver packaging. Done by Milo Tchais, friend of Abelha who also did the now legendary Abelha van. Click on the pictures to view the hi-res images.

New Abelha Gold label

We’re super excited about this, and we look forward to commissioning a load more art in the future.

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Abelha now distributed in the UK by Love Drinks

When you’re a small company that is passionate about the product, it’s sometimes difficult to choose people to do business with. We prefer to only work with people with the same values as us, who believe in quality, authentic products and appreciate our ethics and slightly odd philosophies.

Kirsty and her company Love Drinks have done amazing things in the UK with brands like Goslings and Haymans, and have already secured our first national listing, at one of Ant’s personal favourites, Gaucho Restaurants (Ant secretly believes himself to be a South American cowboy).

But we are especially glad to be working with Love Drinks because we share similar values, and work well as a team. What this means is that Ant and Hal will still be around the on-trade in London, but as brand ambassadors, working alongside Emily Williamson. Kirsty will be looking after national accounts and wholesalers.
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Kirsty (left) and Emily (right) who will be looking after Abelha in the UK alongside Ant and Hal.


New label artwork for Abelha Silver, same tasty cachaça


Exciting times for us, launching new labels for Abelha Silver in 2 versions, one featuring the traditional art from our friend Holly Wales, and also the new scraperboard illustration by Jonathan Chadwick.

As a brand, we are committed to art, and our eventual plan is to have a series of artworks celebrating different illustrators, artists and styles as much as possible. The constant features are the colours (the teal background), the logotype, and the bees. And of course, the cachaça remains exactly the same winning formula.

Check out more of Jonathan’s work here, and you can even see the process by which we got to labels on his blog at Artistic Type.


Abelha Cachaça now available in Edinburgh

You can now buy Abelha Cachaça in Edinburgh, Scotland!
Our friends at Royal Mile Whiskies carry both Abelha Silver and Gold both in store and online.

Royal Mile Whiskies Edinburgh
379 High St
Tel – 0131 2253383

Royal Mile Whiskies London
3 Bloomsbury St
Tel – 0207 4364763

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Abelha featured in Drinks International magazine

Abelha featured in an article in Drinks International. By Jaq Bayles.



Festinho pics and the Abelha Cachaça Beach Bar


After a long weekend of cheap paint and the wrong size screws in the Abelha Research Lab (Ant’s Shed) the Abelha beach bar cart was born. We went to Festinho with a good crew of Matt, Andy, Ferdie, Rosie, Yael and the inimitable Mr Jeevon. After an initial setback in which the cart blew over and broke 2 of the bulbs in the disco lights, we anchored it down, rocked out hard and gave people a lot of caipirinha joy.


Woods dance stage at Festinho

A huge hit at the festival were the Abelha cocktails, Caipirinha. Abelha is a 100% organic cachaca (a brazilian rum) freshly mixed at the Beach Bar these were seen all around the festival…

Perfect Pitch Magazine

Festinho was excellent, great organisation, good atmosphere, and good beats. They raise a lot of money for the ABC Trust too, which is a charity supporting Brazilian Children. Thanks to the organisers, volunteers, everyone who helped out, and everyone who had a drink with us!


Our new van, featuring artwork by Milo Tchais (Sao Paulo)

Our friend Milo just finished the art on our new van. He’s done an incredible mural featuring sugar cane, bees (in case you missed it, Abelha means ‘bee’ in Portuguese), a wave on the right hand side for when we go surfing, and he even squeezed in our Management Accountant, Pedro Souza dos Santos, on the back. Honk if you see us around!

Ollie, Director of Gnarliness

Abelha Van Rear

Abelha Cachaca Van LHS

Dog in Van


Abelha Cachaça Retailing in Whole Foods Market Kensington

Pretty exciting – Abelha Cachaça are working with Whole Foods Market in Kensington as our official retail partner! They will be stocking Abelha Silver and Abelha Gold in their new spirits section, alongside a lot of other excellent, organic spirits.

If you haven’t been to the store before, you should do – it’s huge, and full of delicious stuff, including a machine from which you can blend and dispense your own fresh pistachio nut butter. We are now giving you the perfect excuse to get down there, as this Saturday 29th August, we’ll be down there doing sampling.

We’ll be knocking out caipirinhas, other fresh fruit cocktails and a delicious new serve of Abelha Cachaça mixed with Organic Elderflower Presse, all made with things you can find in the store.

2-6 pm, Saturday 26th August

Whole Foods Market
63 Kensington High St
London, W8
020 7368 4500