The vast majority of Brazilian cachaça is unaged and ubiquitous – available everywhere and enjoyed constantly. There are aged versions as well that are equally wonderful, for different reasons.
This is one of those versions, and as bottle 181 of only 250 made in an alembic (pot) still and aged in European oak barrels, there are many reasons to want to drink this one. Think of it as reminiscent of a fine tequila crossed with a elegantly aged sipping rum.
A beautiful shade of medium amber with tiny, even legs, the Engenhosa Dourada offers intense aromas of vine and sugar cane layered with honeycomb, vanillin and toasted Demerara sugar.
The alcohol is warming and flavours mimic the nose with more leaf, maple sugar and a honeyed effect.
With its strong finish, this intricate spirit is WSET Very Good.