To mature the Colibri expression (“hummingbird” in Portuguese), we moved the cachaça back and forth over the years between repurposed oak barrels and amburana (Brazilian teak) barrels. The predominant spices of vanilla and toffee (from the oak) and cinnamon and chestnuts (from the teak) come together in a balanced expression that also includes tropical fruit such as banana and passion fruit but finishes playfully with notes of snickerdoodle.
Fermentation: 18 hours with wild yeast Distillation: copper pot still Barrels: repurposed oak + Brazilian teak
Nose: cinnamon and banana Palate: toffee and passionfruit Finish: snickerdoodle and chestnuts
Suggested cocktail: Batida
THE FLIGHT OF THE HUMMINGBIRD
2 oz Novo Fogo Colibri Cachaça 1 oz lime juice 0.5 oz sweet condensed milk 0.5 oz agve syrup 6-7 blueberries
Add all ingredients to a blender with half a cup of ice and blend until smooth. Garnish with freshly grated cinnamon.
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.