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Easily consumable in a bind
I didn't find anything particularly offensive about this. Makes a good el Draque when i added a bit of Diplomatico Reserva. Good cachaca is hard to come by in my area, so it gets nudged up to a 6 for availability.
you can't go wrong with this one for cocktails. There will be no hangover nor sharp alkoholic taste. It lacks a bit on distinct floral aroma tough there are subtle ones. I would totally buy it again if I couldn't get my favourits.
Absolutely transparent in the glass. Easy on nose. For young rum it is amazingly smooth, warm. Rich and complex taste.
But, Not to Cachaça for me for the sipping. Will try in cocktails.
fairly thin on the palate obviously at 40%. it's not super punchy but im getting mandarin orange, a bit of grapefruit sourness. The nose is really nice, kinda briny but it doesn't translate to the palate like a clarin or paranubes. Its a 5 but it makes me interested to try something higher strength from them or on of their unique wood agings.
Great in a caipirinha, plays well with others in a caipifruta, respectable neat. Decent value. A proper introduction to unaged cachaça, enough to lead you down the rabbit hole.
Had a rum tasting on a sunny afternoon, because why not. Novo Fogo Silver Cachaça bottle and label design looks boring and dull. Strong alcohol and artificial flavors abound coming through to the nose and palate. Strong burn at the end, so better to mix it up with plenty of lime and Demerara sugar.
This artisan cachaca has been available on the shelves of my favorite liquor store for some time, but I saw several bottles of Avua on the top shelf. Rather than buy the Avua, I went home to research them. I returned to buy some Avua and they were all gone, so I bought this Novo Fogo Silver. I also picked up a bottle of La Favorite Coeur Canne from Martinique to compare. Smart move!
This cachaca is one step up from Leblon Light since this one can indeed be sipped neat. All of the industrial cachacas that have been available for many years in the USA definitely cannot be sipped neat. Leblon Light also cannot be sipped neat. When compared side by side to La Favorite rhum agricole, this Novo Fogo Silver has the more pronounced aroma of molasses, albeit faint. This had puzzled me on a recent rhum agricole from Louisiana, but evidently the smell of molasses can be a side effect of the distillation process in cachacas and rhum agricoles. However, the taste on both has no trace of molasses. Both are floral and vegetal, but this Novo Fogo does not have the bitter after taste of the rhum agricole. It is super smooth and I am glad that I finally bought a bottle. Using it to make a caipirinha, the lime flavor dominates this cachaca as opposed to being the other way around when using industrial cachacas.
So in the end, artisan cachacas can only be distinguished from rhum agricoles by very subtle differences. The USA has termed cachacas as Brazilian Rum and I will have to agree with them. However, Brazil wants the USA to classify cachacas as their own unique spirit.
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