Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Avua Cachaca Amburana

     Avua Cachaca Amburana is an unusually smooth with a lingering flavor that is rarely found in your run of the mill cachacas.  This one is hand crafted and aged in amburana wood casks, a wood that is unique to the forests of Latin America for up to 2 years.  The use of these very special casks produces a  savory and warm notes for the palate to enjoy.  Most cachaca is unaged and usually quite rough in its nature.  Avua  Cachaca Amburana is like no other cachaca that your will ever taste.

     "The Avuá Amburana is another thing entirely: It's mellow and smooth from aeration in the wooden tank, but the compounds the spirit pulls out of the wood are anything but familiar.  The strong woodiness oak brings in is gone, replaced by juicy black-cherry and spicy caraway notes.  The sugarcane funk is still there but softened and diffused.  This is a pure sipping spirit and one unlike anything made anywhere else in the world." - Dave Wondrich, Esquire

     Avua  Cachaca is a true vintage spirit, it is made is small batches that are aligned with the harvest time for the sugar cane.  The also have issued a statement to this end.  "As with fine wine, our product is produced in an annual growing season and will exhibit differences from batch to batch due to differences in water retention, cane composition and harvest factors.  Each of our batches is clearly numbered on batch and bottle numbers – and once they are gone they are gone forever.  We stand behind every bottle that we put into the market as being of the highest quality cachaça to be found throughout the world."

      The idea of a sipping Cachaca is a little bit odd, but Avua Cachaca Amburana is truly in a class by itself.  It is truly a sipper and the long lasting finish lives you completely surprised as the flavors slowly fade away.   ;o)