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Espirito Dourada Cachaca

Cachaça /94% ABV / Brazil

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28 different types of timber can be used to age cachaça, giving it nearly limitless potential for innovation while adding character and complexity to a spirit already known for its remarkable versatility. Complexity and character are two of the most important attributes gained by a spirit when it’s introduced to the aging process and Espirito XVI Dourado is an exquisite example of why this time consuming process is worth the wait. A dense and deep-red heartwood has gained the Brazilian Balsamo tree a reputation for being difficult to work with, but the rich golden hue and complexity of flavor bestowed by its beautiful color and naturally aromatic oils more than justify the extra effort. Aged up to two years in timber harvested from the Brazilian Balsamo, Espirito XVI Dourado embodies the most desirable characteristics of this exotic wood.

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The national spirit of Brazil, cachaça (pronounced as kah-SHAH-sah), is a distilled spirit made from pure sugar cane juice. Many people mistake it for rum; in fact, cachaça is its own drink and often sells better than both gin and tequila.
Cachaça comes from pure, freshly pressed Brazilian sugar cane and comes from Brazil's over 3,000 legal (and just as many illegal) distilleries. The distillers ferment the juice with yeast, converting the sugar to alcohol, then distill it using copper still pots to reach around 40% ABV. Aging usually occurs in French or American oak barrels or using indigenous woods to offer widely varying flavor profiles.
No, cachaça is not rum — though it was originally listed as a type of rum when it was first imported to the USA. It likely predates rum by a long shot, and though both are sugar-based distillates, cachaça comes from fresh-pressed sugar cane juice, while rum usually comes from molasses or other sugar byproducts. Cachaça also tastes different from rum, with a more subtle sweetness and a raw, fruity taste.
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