If you remember, diligent Flickr scanning got me the scoop on Abelha cachaça, which is currently a side project of London's Anthony Goh.
Most interesting is the site's description of the various imperatives for organic cachaça. As you know, the intersection of cachaça and social responsibility is a favorite topic of mine, particularly given the increased international attention on Brazil right now.
To this end, Abelha has gone so far as securing certifications on the export and import ends: Brazil's Instituto Biodinâmico (IBD) and the UK's Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G).
And, if Abelha's environmental and human-rights arguments aren't enough for you, there's always this one:
There’s a growing school of thought that says organic wines and spirits give less severe hangovers, as there are less odd chemicals in them. We’re happy to believe this, but in the name of good science, we will continue to experiment by drinking almost daily until we have collected enough results to make a statistically robust claim.
Hey... Whatever makes the case!