An almost complete departure from your usual cachaca – made in small batches in a copper alambic type still rather than a column still and aged for 2-3 years in oak and jequitiba barrels.
Notes:This is not the usual type cachaca that you find imported to the United States – this one is made in small batches in a copper alambic type still rather than a column still, as are many of the more well known varieties. The distillation is similar to cognac and grappa production – and it shows. It is also aged for 2-3 years in oak and jequitiba barrels. Most cachaca imported into the states is not aged.
Drinks: Adds a extra oak dimension and and a nice dry but fruity taste to various rum type drinks.This is a positive for some drinks and a complication for others. It is however a great cachaca to have for mixing or to enjoy on its own (an unusual idea for a cachaca). A little experimentation may be needed but it shows a lot of promise for anyone looking for a new spirit to mix with.
Cigars: Good with a lighter type/size of cigar.
Final Thoughts: This Cacahca is is a wonderful example of what is possible with artisanal production. A standout in cachaca in distillation, age and complexity. Much better than a lot of rum in its price range.
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