Launched in 2014, Singapore-based start-up Maracatu Cachaca wanted to introduce the best of Brazil’s national spirit cachaca—made from fermented fresh sugar cane juice—to the world.
Since then, it is fast gaining popularity in the industry for its unrivalled quality and taste. The brand was recently named one of the top seven cachaca brands in the world in the Annual Brands Report 2018 published by Drinks International.
Handcrafted in a small-batch distillery in Minas Gerais—Brazil’s most popular region for making artisanal cachaca—Maracatu’s cachaca is made with organic sugar cane and left to rest in stainless steel tanks for two months before being bottled. This process allows the spirit to smoothen naturally, producing a pure and original tasting cachaca. To retain the natural flavours of the sugar cane, no sugar, caramel or other additives are added. The spirit is best enjoyed neat, but also works well in cocktails like the Caipirinha.
Available at Boutique Spirits from $116 for 700ml