About Wood Aged Cachaça

Serve in a Rocks Glass
Wood aged cachaça is just that, examples of this spirit that have been aged in wooden casks, often American white oak casks for a period of two to four years. This wood aging gives these spirits flavors of nougat, banana and caramel. They are quite stylish, with smoky, spicy characteristics and are ideal for mixing in exotic cocktails or enjoyed neat.
Top Picks for Wood Aged Cachaça
Preciosa Cachaça
Medium amber color. Complex, spicy aromas and flavors of cherry pipe tobacco and white ash, honeyed fruit cake and fig bread, cedar cigar box, and spiced bananas and mango with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, very long roasted nuts and banana leaves, vanilla cola, sassafras and mint, exotic tropical fruit chutney, and leather and polished wood finish. A superb sipping cachaça that will be fantastic with cigars.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Envelhecida Cachaça
Medium golden yellow color. Tropical aromas and flavors of caramelized bananas, toasted meringue, chestnut nougat, and nut oil with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, complex, long cane stalk and tobacco leaves, delicate spices, pepper, and minerals finish. An elegant and vibrant aged cachaça with great flavor, finesse, and versatility.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Velha Cachaça
Pale golden silver color. Robust aromas of caramel soufflé, dried fruity, praline and leather with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy citrus custard, grass, mineral and pepper finish. Excellent complexity and vibrancy that will mix brilliantly in cocktails.
94 points $26.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Handcrafted Cachaça
Bright golden straw color. Lively, earthy, creamy aromas of creamy nougat, creme brulee, cedar incense, and aloe with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, captivating, medium-long grass, sugar cane, peppercorns, and plantain custard finish. A delicate, nuanced aged cachaça.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Light gold color. Smoky aromas and flavors of tar, lit tobacco, and burnt sugar with a supple, soft, dryish medium body and a warming, intriguing, medium-length fuel, wet stones, and caramelized tropical fruits finish. A smoky, dusty cachaça for cigars and whisky cocktails.
88 points $39.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Ouro Cachaça
Brassy golden amber color. Funky aromas and flavors of grilled whole plantains and nuts, fresh meringue, tamarind, and fuel-like minerals with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a delicate spice, dried fruit, green tobacco leaf, and coal mine accented finish.
87 points $27.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab