Avuá Copan Cachaça
Avuá // Rio de Janerio (state), Brazil
Avuá Copan is a limited edition bottling from the brand made in collaboration with Craig Schoettler of MGM Resorts and Hardy Cognac. The cachaça is made with estate-grown sugarcane and after distillation in an alembic pot still is aged for over one year in Brazilian tapinhoã wood barrels. Then the cachaça is transferred to Hardy cognac barrels for at least 6 months. Bottled at 40%, only 600 bottles were produced.
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.
Cask Typetapinhoã wood and ex-cognac
"Avuá Copan is pale and straw-like in color and has that recognizable funky, grassy and tart citrus aroma typical to cachaça. It's initially full of a sweet caramel and orange flavor with a hint of peppery spice, but that quickly fades into an unusual woody note (likely a result of the tapinhoã barrels it ages in). It finishes with a slight coconut aftertaste. This spirit would no doubt do well in cocktails and would certainly result in an interesting Caipirinha."