Keep an olympic spirit-Cachaça

From the Cuca website

From the Cuca website

Just because the Summer Games are over doesn’t mean you can’t have a little Brazilian fun. Maybe it’s time to taste some of the Brazilian culture, right here in Augusta. We are now carrying 3 different Cachaças from Brazil. Cachaça? you ask. The difference between this and regular rum is that Cachaça is made from raw sugarcane where rum is made from refined sugar.

As the Boca website explains it “Before rum, there was cachaça. Brazilians invented it; the world fell in love with it. And after one taste of Boca Loca, you’ll know why. This award-winning, remarkably smooth spirit has been called the center of good times around the globe. Distilled from organic, fresh-pressed sugarcane, Boca Loca is pure and full-bodied, with hints of melon, caramel, and citrus. Sip it straight or mix it in your favorite cocktails. Crafted by Brazil’s legendary Thoquino family, our authentic cachaça captures the energy, passion, and soul of the real Brazil, from adrenaline-pumping soccer matches to late night samba.

From Boca Website

From Boca Website

We also have two from Cuca, a Prata and a Ouro. The difference?

The Cuca website says “Our signature product is our Cuca Fresca Prata, a premium silver cachaça that is aged for one year in oak after being double distilled and triple filtered. Called the “ideal slate for cocktail creativity,” Cuca Fresca Prata makes the perfect caipirinha. Its versatility also makes it the perfect base for a wide range of other cocktails.”

Crystal clear. The nose is wildly fruity offering a cool mélange of fruit scents ranging from guava to orange with hints of a tropical influence with accents of blanched almonds. The palate echoes the nose perfectly offering waves of silky soft fruit complemented by wet grass and pure cane juice. The ideal slate for cocktail creativity.
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Very smooth and flavorful. Tropical flowers, bananas in cream, and brown spice aromas. A round, silky entry leads to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body of banana cream pie, nuts, and powdered sugar flavors. Finishes with a very long, smooth and pleasant banana bread, sugar cane, and custard like fade.
BEVERAGE TESTING INSTITUTE

cuca-fresca-prataThe other, “Our Cuca Fresca Ouro is a premium gold cachaça that has been aged for four years in Jequitiba, a native Brazilian wood. This aging imparts a unique complexity that makes Cuca Fresca Ouro perfect for sipping neat or on the rocks. It is also perfect for ultra-premium cocktails.

Golden straw green color. Sweet spicy baked banana, suede, earthy mint, and creme brulee aromas follow through to a dryish silky medium-to-full body with nice toasted banana bread and mineral accents. Finishes with a peppery, banana, nutmeg, toasted almond and pepper fade. Nice purity and spice.
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