Cachaça; the Brazilian spirit
Cachaça has its roots in rum, but is purer since it is made of freshly pressed sugarcane juice and not the sugar cane syrup or molasses which is used for rum. The maturation process can use up to 25 different types of wood, with each type of wood, such as amendoim, jequitibá and umburana, give their own specific aromas and flavours to the product.
During the production of artisanal cachaça no chemicals are used, in contrast to the production of industrial cachaça, and all processes are controlled manually. The big secret in making high quality cachaças lies in the distillation process and in separating the cabeça, coração e cauda (heads, hearts and tails). The best cachaças use only the purest part of the distillate: hearts. The liquor from the hearts is of the highest quality. And this is what we pride ourselves on - we use only hearts in our distillation process, resulting in our finished product being of the highest quality.