From the excellent fruity cane nose to the flavorful spicy clean smooth taste an all around champ. Easily the best Cachaca that was never aged in wood just rested 1 year in stainless steel. This beats out most aged Cachaca actually with it's inability to burn the throat. The only complaint I have is the short finish. Overall a great clean choice you get up after a night drinking this ready to go with no ill effect.
This is some damn good stuff. Even though a real Batida de Maracujá e Coco calls for aged cachaça I have used this in place and find it makes the Batida even better. Also makes one hell of a caipirinha. I enjoy this more than Novo Fogo's barrel-aged variety, although that is nice as well.
Maybe I just need to try a better Cachaça? Maybe all Cachaças taste like this, and it's just not my thing. I won't know until I try another one. But for now... no go.
I made Caipirinhas for a group of friends from a popular recipe, and we tried it straight. Was not a good experience for any of us.