An excellent traditional cachaca from Velho Barreiro. Produced by double distilling sugar cane juice and then ageing in a large oak vat to enhance the complex vegetal flavours. Makes a delicious caipirinha by adding 5cl to 3 coffee spoons of refined sugar cane, a lime cut into either 4 or 8 pieces and crushed ice.
Nose: Herby vegetal aromas alongside lime and lemon citrus peel, apples and a little brown sugar.
Palate: Earthy and spiced straight off the bat, with black pepper. Tangy citrus with crisp apples and pears, gently sweet with a good pinch of baking spices.
Finish: Natural sweet notes linger, along with slightly charred vegetal notes.