Novo Fogo has announced a new line of single-barrel cachaças.
Their Brazilian cachaça is made at a zero-waste distillery just meters from the edge of the Atlantic Rainforest in southern state of Paraná from estate-grown organic sugarcane.
The single-barrel expressions reflect product the best of their barrels. Only 204-372 bottles of each barrel-aged expression will be available across the country.
The four latest expressions from Novo Fogo carry age statements ranging from 1-5 years. They are:
Single-Barrel Cachaça, Barrel 86: Aged for just one year in a single oak barrel, this honey colored expression consists of a total of 372 bottles. During its aging process, this expression picked up butterscotch tones with hints of honeydew melon and coffee cake. Proof: 96 (48% ABV). SRP: $49.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
Barrel 33: Three years in oak. On the nose, sweet and savory scents like clove, Allspice or pear. Tasting brings forward additional notes like baked apple, dried apricot and tobacco leaf. A bright citrus finish. Proof: 89 (44.5% ABV). SRP: $69.99 per 750-ml. bottle. Barrel yield: 372 bottles
Barrel 152: Aged for 3 years. Aromatics of salty sea breezes, pine, raw wood and buttercream notes. Flavors: toasted coconut and black walnut flavors. Proof: 88 (44% ABV). SRP: $69.99 per 750-ml. bottle. Barrel yield: 204 bottles
Barrel 87: 5 years aging. Sweet flavors of prunes, pecans, or peppers, with hints of crème brûlée, chamomile, and bitter chocolate. 82 (41% ABV). SRP: $99.99 per 750-ml. bottle. Barrel yield: 300 bottles
For bars wanting to get their hands on an entire barrel, Novo Fogo offers the buyer custom-engraved corks that display the business logo of the bar/restaurant that purchased the contents of the barrel.