Our “Chameleon” expression marries the savory identity of our Silver Cachaça with the vanilla notes of our oak-kissed Barrel-Aged edition. It’s aged for one year in repurposed American oak barrels, just long enough to reach mixability peaks without losing its rainforest and sugarcane funk. A hazelnut nose is continued with sweet and spicy herbs in the palate and finished with lively citrus.
Cachaça is Brazil’s national distilled spirit made from freshly-pressed sugarcane juice. Cachaça is 500 years old; it is an older spirit and larger category than rum. Since it’s distilled from a fresh plant, terroir matters. The terroir of the coastal Atlantic Rainforest makes Novo Fogo cachaça unique.
Our home is a little town called Morretes (Mo-HEH-tes), in the middle of the largest patch of protected jungle in southern Brazil. The air is clean and fragrant with tropical fruits, flowers, and the salty sea breeze. Our healthy, estate-grown sugarcane reflects this pure rainforest environment, which is why we process the cane minimally to preserve its flavor. When you open a bottle of Novo Fogo, you can smell and taste the natural wonders of southern Brazil.