Launched in the U.S. in October 2014, Avuá Cachaça Oak is a single-sourced cachaça distilled by third-generation distiller, Katia Espírito Santo at her farm in Carmo, Rio de Janeiro. The sustainably-produced cachaça is aged for up to two years in carvalho (French oak), the most commonly used wood for aging cachaça in Brazil. This oak previously aged white wine before its use here.
"On the nose, there are notes of vanilla, pineapple, plantain and a hint of cachaça’s characteristic funk. The full-bodied palate offers holiday spices, orange peel, caramel and subtle grass and vegetal notes. The medium finish offers more spice, tropical fruit and notes of cinnamon and chocolate."