Avuá Oak Cachaça
Avuá // Rio de Janeiro (state), Brazil
Launched in the U.S. in October 2014, Avuá Cachaça Oak is a single-sourced cachaça distilled by third-generation distiller, Katia Espírito Santo at her farm in Carmo, Rio de Janeiro. The sustainably-produced cachaça is aged for up to two years in carvalho (French oak), the most commonly used wood for aging cachaça in Brazil. This oak previously aged white wine before its use here.
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 TypeCarvalho (French oak)
"On the nose, there are notes of vanilla, pineapple, plantain and a hint of cachaça’s characteristic funk. The full-bodied palate offers holiday spices, orange peel, caramel and subtle grass and vegetal notes. The medium finish offers more spice, tropical fruit and notes of cinnamon and chocolate."