About Unaged Cachaca

About Unaged Cachaca
Cachaça, distilled from sugar cane, is Brazil's national drink. There are almost 30,000 producers in the country; most versions are unaged, with alcohol between 38%-54% ABV. Clear in appearance with notes of powdered sugar, banana meringue and bamboo among others, it is often fiery and earthy and should be used as a mixer for cocktails, especially the famed Brazilian caipirinha, which contains Cachaça with lime juice and cinnamon.

Top Picks for Unaged Cachaca

Germana Soul Cachaça
96 points
Clear color. Attractive aromas of fresh meringue, albumen and egg shell, roasted plantain, papaya and apples, and hint of diesel and wax polish with a silky, bright, dryish medium body and a smooth, delightful, long coconut water, spiced brazil nut brittle, hint of white banana leaf ash, and tea finish. A graceful and complex Cachaça with nuanced layers of flavor for sipping or thoughtful cocktails.
Novo Fogo Silver Cachaça
95 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of black olive tapenade, dried grasses, grilled tomato, raisin toast, and ripe papaya with a round, vibrant, dryish medium body and a smooth, intricate, long finish conveying elements of salty pao de queijo, black bean spread, and grilled pineapple finish. A round and supple Cachaca with extroverted vegetal notes and exceptional texture; for spirits connoisseurs and fine cocktails.
95 points $29.99
Novo Fogo Bar Strength Silver Cachaca
93 points
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of ripe mango, juicy kiwi, cajeta, warm plantain, and matcha with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a tingling, complex, long finish imparting notes of grilled nuts. A complex, highly hedonic Cachaca with intricate layers of flavor.
Awards: 2021 Best Unaged Cachaca
93 points $24 Best Buy