Novo Fogo Graciosa Cachaça
Novo Fogo // Brazil
A special release for 2016, this cachaça is certified organic and distilled at a zero-waste facility near Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest. Blended and bottled at 42% ABV, Novo Fogo Graciosa Cachaça benefits from double barreling—primarily aging 2 years in used oak, followed by an 18-month finishing in Brazil nut barrels. Also known as castanheira do Pará, it is one of the oldest and largest trees in the rainforest, growing past 3 feet in diameter and living 500 years or more.
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 Typerepurposed bourbon oak and castanheira do pará (brazil nut)
"Pouring the cachaça in the glass releases an aroma of flowering trees in the springtime. As this dissipated, aromas of roasted walnuts, allspice, cloves and sweet fruit manifest. The first sip delivers a swirl of cherry vanilla followed by nutmeg, anise, black pepper notes. As these fade the roasted notes and wood tannins come out delivering a balanced mineral rich finish."