Tiare shares an interesting find, Reina Das Gerais, which she describes as an "artisanal cachaça distilled in alembic copper stills and aged in oak barrels for 5 years."
The texture is like velvet in your mouth. The finish is sugarcane and a hint of earth and oak. Actually a sip of this floods you with pleasant flavours. Its very very smooth but does still have a bit of fiery kick, perfect.
Oh my luck! i have a rare premium Cachaça here!
One thing that Tiare has picked up on is the vast variety of cachaças out there. When I have guests over, they're often surprised as to the very different flavor profiles that each of them have, sometimes with few threads of commonality between them.
The more cachaças i try the more surprised i get as to how varied they are. So then to think that there's about 5000 brands or more in Brazil its kinda mind boggling. I really would like to see more of them being exported. I`m especially interested in the artisanal cachaças, and i think artisanal is the way to go.
Looks like yet another one I'll have to try to track down...