Novo Fogo Single Barrel 86 Cachaça
Novo Fogo // Paraná, Brazil
Novo Fogo is uncommonly serious about terroir. Their estate-grown organic cachaça is harvested and produced according to traditional methods, by hand, in small batches (130 liters each) in a zero-waste distillery in the state of Paraná, Brazil. Single barrel cachaça is also uncommon and they have aged barrel #86 for one year in used barrels from Four Roses Bourbon. These barrels are taken apart to sand down and reassemble with a new medium toast; this is all in an effort to let the sugar cane show through. Only 186 bottles produced, released in 2016.
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 Typeused bourbon
"A unique light golden-blonde color is found with this spirit. It boasts an intriguing nose of mostly butterscotch, with a hint of sweet funk, brown butter, and allspice. On the palate, it starts off strong and sweet but then quickly goes dry and a little tannic. Butterscotch is still there but it is more balanced with a stronger cachaça funk along with the brown butter and spices. There is also a little fresh lumber and a handful of pine needles thrown in for good measure. The finish is long and keeps going revealing more as it continues its journey. Definitely worth drinking neat but would really express all of its character on the rocks with a splash of soda. "