Avuá Jequitibá Rosa Cachaça
Avuá // Rio de Janeiro (state), Brazil
Released in September 2017, this is Avuá's third aged expression. Its name, Jequitibá Rosa, is derived from the Brazilian wood in which it ages. It is a high-density hardwood found only in central and Southern Brazil and this cachaça is aged for up to two years in these barrels. Only 600 bottles will be available in the US.
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 TypeJequitibá Rosa wood
"The cachaça provides a light, fruity aroma augmented by the smell of fresh-cut cane and a hint of mint. On the palate it provides the sweet flavors of bananas, cooked breadfruit, and mango. The smoky wood introduces a bit of allspice that highlights the mineral notes you find at the finish."