About Wood Aged Cachaca

About Wood Aged Cachaca
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 Cachaca

Pitú Vitoriosa Cachaça
97 points
Copper color. Aromas and flavors of spicy raisin bran, elephant cage straw, dried bananas, and butter roasted brazil nuts with a glycerous, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a silky, complex, very long finish with overtones of fennel, sweet and peppery spices, bee pollen and propolis, and plantain. An intriguingly rustic, rich, and warming aged cachaça that invites another sip.
Germana Cachaça Da Palha
95 points
Straw yellow color. Aromas and flavors of malted chocolate balls, banana cream pie, cola float with mint, and cashew maple toffee with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long finish manifesting accents of coconut and mineral waters, horchata, and delicately spiced papaya and plantain chips. A pure and well rounded Cachaça with flavors that glide across the palate to a warm satisfying finish.
Germana Caetanos Cachaça
93 points
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of roasted coconuts and nuts, beeswax, rubber leaf, and vaseline and lip balm with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a silky, compelling, medium-long finish that presents accents of toasted polenta with honeycomb, coconut custard with raisin bran, plantain cake, and spiced nuts. A rich, wood-aged Cachaça with an interesting range of savory and sweet flavors.
Novo Fogo Chameleon Cachaça
93 points
Light gold color. Aromas of grilled fig, heirloom apple, hints of orange peel, and cedar with a velvety, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, elegant, long roasted pine nuts and hazelnuts, grilled citrus, endive, and whipped cream finish. A delicious Wood Aged Cachaca with bright grassy cane note coupled with creamy oak; a sophisticated treat on its own or in thoughtfully crafted cocktails.
Awards: 2021 Best Wood Aged Cachaca
93 points $32.99
Pitú Gold Cachaça
92 points
Best Buy
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of polished wood and wood putty, salted roasted cashews and bananas, spicy tropical fruit chutney, and horse blanket with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, long finish displaying shades of roasted coconut water, anise, sage, and cola nut, gingerbread and carrot cake, and exotic woods. A buoyant and bountiful wood-aged cachaça that will be extremely versatile.
92 points $24 Best Buy
Novo Fogo Barrel Aged Cachaça
90 points
Bright gold color. Aromas of poached pear, cinnamon-vanilla, green apple, brown butter, honey-roasted sunflower seeds, and sprouted grain biscuits with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, appealing, medium-long bruleed tangerine and paprika finish. A toasty Cachaca with well-balanced oak; bright, craveable flavors will keep you coming back for another sip.
90 points $34.99