Cachaça is rum's older cousin from Brazil. It is made from freshly-pressed sugarcane, while rum is made anywhere in the world, generally from molasses. Cachaça is the third most consumed distilled spirit on the planet, and the caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail, is probably the world's most popular concoction! Our distillery is located at the intersection of the mountains, rainforest, and ocean in the town of Morretes, state of Paraná, in the south of Brazil. With the jungle trees only feet away from our sugarcane, we are true stewards of one of our planet's last frontiers: the Atlantic Rainforest, home to 11,000 species of endangered plants and animals.
The Novo Fogo Silver Cachaça, is the purest representation of Morretes sugarcane one could find. The aroma of bananas is present from the first whiff, followed by the original rainforest notes that shine through the spirit, giving it a pleasant floral note and enlightening one’s mind. A sea salt presence balances the tropicality of the spirit, adding a savory quality and settling the overall impression to a mouth-watering sweet red pepper.
Apperance: clear as water
Nose: banana, lime blossoms
Palate: rainforest flowers, citrus, sea salt
Finish: clean, short, sugarcane
It takes a bit of cachaça, a lime, some sugar, a muddler, and a shaker. But sometimes, the hardware is out of reach, causing much distress to caipirinha fans everywhere. For those times, we made this handy kit that includes just about everything you need to feel human again.