Matt Damon (I think) once said that just because a film is "independent" doesn't necessarily mean that it's "good". Similarly, at the grocery store, I often don't trust products labeled "organic". I sometimes find the taste a little too earthy. Besides, at thirtysomething, any pesticides or fertilizers that they've been putting on my produce would have probably done its damage to me by now.
So, imagine my initial skepticism when I sampled the proudly organic Cachaça Purajacuhy. I say "proudly" because the top of the bottle's neck featured a German organic certification seal. (For those who don't know, currently only a single-digit percentage of Brazil's cachaça is exported, of which a good chunk ends up in Germany.) I was honestly expecting that kind of cachaça that smells as if someone decided to throw their lawn clippings into a moonshine still.
(I'm not joking. A few cachaças I've tried do have this aroma. NB: Presence of dude-mowing-lawn smell means that such a cachaça starts at the one-barrel rating and, in any case, I probably wouldn't burden you with it.)
This light-gold cachaça hits all of the right sugarcane notes without being overpowering. Very mellow and smooth. I could easily have a few glasses of this with friends. That is, of course, if I could acquire this again. Near as I can tell, this one is not available in the states. Neither, to my knowledge, are other organic cachaça brands I've read about (TR).
I'm giving this a very strong "four-barrel" rating.