Piccadily Distilleries, renowned as India’s first cane juice rum maker, has introduced a new milestone with the launch of Camikara 3 Years Old (YO), a premium 100% pure cane juice rum aged for three years in American oak barrels. This distinctive offering sets itself apart from the majority of Indian rums, traditionally produced using molasses or grain ENA. Camikara proudly claims the title of India’s inaugural premium pure cane juice rum, reflecting the nation’s growing appreciation for high-quality spirits. Notably, the rum market is anticipated to experience a steady annual growth of 5.55% (CAGR 2023-2028), as per a Statista report.
Camikara 3YO, with an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 42.8%, challenges the notion of rum being a seasonal spirit. Targeting a diverse audience, from adventurous young consumers to seasoned rum enthusiasts, it offers versatility and complexity. Whether enjoyed on the rocks or as the base for a favorite cocktail, Camikara 3YO is positioned as a year-round indulgence, allowing the true essence of cane juice to shine through.
Inspired by Punjab’s cultural heritage, where the distillation of cane juice for a local brew called Laahan has historical roots, Camikara aims to revive this tradition. Piccadily Distilleries combines age-old practices with modern maturing techniques, presenting Camikara as a testament to India’s premium rum legacy.
Building on the success of its award-winning 12YO variant, Camikara 3YO represents a step forward in Piccadily Distilleries’ mission to make premium Indian spirits more accessible. Despite India being the world’s largest sugarcane producer with a rich history of cane juice distillates, the premium rum category had been largely unexplored due to historical influences favoring western spirits.
Siddhartha Sharma, Founder of Piccadily Distilleries, expressed excitement about the launch, stating, “Camikara 3YO will carry on the legacy and cater to a wider audience.” The brand aims to make this golden elixir accessible to more consumers following the success of the limited-edition Camikara 12YO, which secured a ‘Gold Medal’ at the prestigious IWSC Awards 2023.
Camikara 3YO boasts a pure and enticing profile, featuring classic, naturally sweet notes of sugarcane. The aroma presents intriguing hints of funkiness, vegetal greenness, and a subtle embrace of wet leather. Fruity sweetness emerges on the nose, reminiscent of melons, complemented by gentle touches of honey and understated hints of vanilla. On the palate, the rum delivers a masterful combination of oak and cane juice spirit, resulting in a well-rounded and impeccably balanced spirit with each sip.
Available at ₹1,500 in Haryana, ₹2,410 in Rajasthan, and ₹1,830 in Uttarakhand, Camikara 3YO is set to expand its availability to Maharashtra, Goa, Punjab, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, and more in the near future. Piccadily Distilleries envisions Camikara 3YO as a gratifying addition to the Indian spirits landscape, embodying the purity and richness of sugarcane juice rum.