51 Cachaça // São Paulo, Brazil
With over 240 million liters sold annually, 51 is Brazil's favorite cachaça, and one of the top-selling spirits worldwide. Most commonly consumed in the Caipirinha or Batida, 51 is a classic expression of Brazil's national drink. In the United States, 51 is imported by The Sazerac Company.
CachaçaProduced in Brazil. Distilled from sugarcane juice. If aged, at least 50% of product must be at least 1 year old. The types of barrels used are not specified, but often utilize Brazilian wood. Up to 6 grams of sugar per liter may be added.
"Aromas lead with crisp and clean ocean brine, followed by a dose of seaweed phenolics and Chantilly cream. On the palate, 51 brings sweet vanilla cream, seaweed, cut grass, honey, black pepper, and a hint of lemon. The mouthfeel is a bit watery with a moderate bitterness that coats the mid and upper palate. The medium length finish is fairly bitter with an unpleasant saccharin note."