Picked up my first cachaça yesterday. Found a couple of 375ml bottles of a Maison Leblon Reserva Especial aged cachaça and decided to give one a try on a bit of a whim. Like the Rogue whiskey it was a special order that was never picked up.
Reportedly this is aged up to two years in new Limousin French oak (no char I presume) and blended from single batches distilled in alambique potstills. Taste profile is described as a "complex smooth spirit with notes of honey, caramel, and pine nuts".
Not sure I got much in the way of pine nuts but there was a nice honey/caramel component combined with the vegetal component of a new make cachaça or rhum agricole. Tasted it neat at room temp but it might benefit from a bit of ice or a little time in the refrigerator before serving.
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