Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
Avua is one of my favorite cachaça brands, and to me, his falls right in the middle of their lineup - below the Amburana and Tapinhoa, but above the Oak and Prata.
If I liked cachaça more I'd rate this a lot higher as it is one of the better cachacas out there, but that's not my favorite style.
Definitely a good cachaça, however, and worth it if you like the style.
Despite being aged for up to two years in Jequitiba Rosa wooden casks, this one is clear colored and tastes like it has barely any aging. After reading descriptions from their website on this one months ago, I did not think that I would like it. Oh well, there goes another $56. It is simply not worth the extra money over their much cheaper Prata. It cannot even compare with their Amburana, which is in a class all by itself. Their Tapinhoa tastes like a premium tequila anejo and not like a rum at all.
With it's pink label, it is obviously marketed towards women, but the taste is anything but feminine. The only thing that mixes with it is mango nectar. I have lowered my initial rating of 6 down to a 5 and I will never buy this one again. This is clearly the worst from Avua, but I give them credit for trying.