Cachaça Velho Barreiro Tradicional


Cachaça Velho Barreiro // Sao Paolo, Brazil

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Produced in São Paolo at the IRB Tatuzhinho 3 Fazendas Distillery, this is their Tradicional expression. It is double-distilled and aged for an unspecified amount of time in large oak vats before bottling.

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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
    large oak vats

Tasting Notes

"Classic aromas burst forth as the spirit hits the glass: fresh grass, sweet cane sugar juice, and butter cream. Rose petals and the faintest hint of canned corn comes next. A burst of black pepper, sugar cane honey, and wheat grass hit the palate first before the subsequent sips reveal salt water, rose water, roasted fennel bulb, and silky buttercream. The medium length finish is pleasant if not a bit too sweet. Fortunately, the sweet finish is saved by the undercurrent of black pepper and a hint of fennel that remains present throughout. Velho Barreiro manages to be all of the things other inexpensive cachaças are not--no kerosene overtones or other questionable flavors here, just a really solid base for your next batch of caipirihnas or batidas."

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