Cuca Fresca Prata Cachaça
Cuca Fresca // Minas Gerais, Brazil
Cuca Fresca cachaça got a big PR bump when Snoop Dogg agreed to be a spokesperson. Since then, they've changed the bottle and label design, but the liquor itself has remained the same. Made in Mina Gerais, Brazil, it is certified organic.
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.
"The nose carries aromas of seaweed, plastic, pepper, and honey. The classic cachaça grassiness one might expect does not arrive. The spirit enters with the appearance of black mushrooms, brine, white pepper, and honey. On subsequent sips, the sweet spice gives way to Band-Aids, black pepper and grass. Despite the honey notes, the mouthfeel is oddly thin and a bit watery. Furthermore, the palate never seems to adjust to the spirit itself--instead, the saccharin bitterness builds with each sip, leaving one reaching for the water glass. Billed as an artisanal cachaça, Cuca Fresca has far more in common with the massive industrial brands like Ypioca or Pitu."