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Review: Porto Morretes (Ouro) Cachaca

Posted by Arctic Wolf on April 25, 2014

cachaca_premiumLast fall a good friend of mine visited Brazil. I had asked him before the trip if he could find me a bottle of the Brazilian rum known as Cachaca (pronounced Ka sha sha). I was pleased when he returned just prior to Christmas with two small (170 ml) bottles of Port Morretes, the Prata (silver) and the Ouro (3-year-old premium).

In order to learn a little about the Porto Morrets Cachaca, I visited their website and with the help of Google Translate managed to decipher a bit about each spirit. The Porto Morretes Cachaça Ouro is (as near as I can tell from reading the Portuguese website) produced in the same manner as the previously reviewed Porto Morretes Prata Cachca; however rather than resting in a stainless steel tank, the spirit is aged for three years in oak barrels. This gives rise to new flavours drawn from the oak, and theoretically at least implies a smoother more well-rounded spirit.

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Cachaca Delícia

You may read my full review by clicking the following excerpt link:

Review: Porto Morretes (Ouro) Cachaca

“… As I let the glass sit and breathe I noticed some nice oak spices building with soft green pepper and ginger impressions entering the breezes above the glass followed by lime citrus and a very soft chocolate caramel. A sweep of vanilla wafts into the air next as well with some peppermint and scattered tea leaves. I can tell that I am going to like this …”

Included at the end of the review is a nice sipping cocktail I devised for the Porto Morretes Ouro. I call it, Cachaca Delícia. This recipe allows the character of the aged Cachaca to meld into the sweeter flavour of Grand Marnier. The combination is simply wonderful!

Please enjoy my latest review as well as the delicious cocktail.

 

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2 Responses to “Review: Porto Morretes (Ouro) Cachaca”

  1. stilldaddy said

    Chip,

    Your mixed drink suggestions are so varied and creative. How do you come up with them? Are there ever any spirits you’re reluctant to even try mixing as they’re outstanding on their own?

    • Hi Stilldaddy.

      There are very few whiskies and rums which I am reluctant to mix, even the highest quality spirit may be enjoyed in a variety of formats. I firmly believe that everyone should have the right to enjoy any tipple which they are served in whichever format they choose. When I serve a friend a drink to a friend or acquaintance, they have the freedom to ask a cocktail suggestion or even to mix with a can of soda. Life is about enjoyment and freedom of expression, not about following rigid preconceptions.

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