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Sagatiba Pura Cachaca

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Sagatiba Pura Cachaca

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Maca Martini Cocktail - Sagatiba Pura Cachaca Rum

The Bottom Line

Cachaca, the Brazilian rum, is coming along as one of the most popular "new" spirits, even though it has a rich and long story. Most cachacas, however, are best described as firewater that are barely palatable. This is not the case for one of the newest brands, Sagatiba Pura, an ultra-premium cachaca first released in 2004 and recently (2007) found its way to the U.S. market. Sagatiba is a welcome addition to the liquor shelves and its smooth sweetness makes some very fine cocktails. In fact, it created one of the best Caipirinhas I've had yet.

Pros

  • Clean, crisp white spirit
  • Versatile for mixing in a variety of cocktails
  • Makes a fantastic caipirinha

Cons

  • None

Description

  • Premium silver cachaça (Brazilian Rum) distilled up to five times
  • Distilled in the town of Patrocinio Paulista in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Released in 2004 in Brazil & UK, 2006 in select European markets, 2007 in US
  • 40% alc/volume (80 proof)
  • Retails for around $30/750ml bottle
  • Silver Medal, 2005 World Spirits Competition
  • 91 out of 100 points at The Chicago Beverage Tasting Institute

Guide Review - Sagatiba Pura Cachaca

The care and refinement that goes into many of our favorite vodkas, rums and other spirits also goes into Sagatiba Pura Cachaca and it's reflected in the rum's sweet, clean taste. Sugar cane is hand-selected in fields near the Sao Paulo, Brazil distillery and is pressed for its juices within 24 hours of cutting. Add to that freshness the use of pure, underground water and up to five trips through the still and the result is a sweet spirit begging to be mixed in any rum cocktail you want.

Tasting Notes:
The Sagatiba experience is rich and interesting, beginning with a sweet, sugary and intoxicating nose that mellows the senses. The mellow palate is full of caramel velvetiness that leaves you craving the sweetest candies of childhood. A tough finish of long-lasting sweetness tops of the experience with perfection.

Enjoy Sagatiba Pura:

User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Terrific Cachaca for Caipirinha, Member larry_c

If you love the Brazilian Caipirinha you can't go wrong with this Cachaca. Makes a smooth drink that everyone will love. Smash 1/2 lime with 2 tablespoons of suger. Mix with ice cubes and 2 to 3 shots of Sagatiba Cachaca. Trust me, you'll love it.

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