Avuá Bálsamo Cachaça


Avuá // Rio de Janeiro (state), Brazil

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Released in late summer 2018, this aged cachaça is part of Avuá's Native Wood Aged Collection. Made from single-estate sugarcane, using four chosen varietals, Avuá Bálsamo Cachaça is aged for up to two years in bálsamo wood. This burgundy-colored wood is native to Central and South America and large vertical casks are produced for aging.

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  • Cachaça
    Produced 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.
  • Cask Type
    bálsamo wood casks

Tasting Notes

"Pouring a light amber color, this aged rum-esque spirit shows a heady nose full of tones of wild agricole distillate in all of its sweaty, funky, glory. Below the ester-y top notes are layers of lemon peel, sassafras, and wet earth. The wood aging has dried the palate out a bit and adds structure to chewy, highly-textured palate. A mild black cherry note emerges on the lightly fruity finish. Avuá Bálsamo Cachaça is a wild spirit that would appeal to fans of rums from Haiti or Martinique."

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