The name Heritage means legacy, tradition and family pride. This is what Cachaça Germana means to the Caetano Family. Germana Heritage is aged for 8 year in French oak barrels and for 2 years in barrels of Brazilian balsam. The result is a dark amber colour, a symphony of Cachaça and wood with very special notes of fruits. The exquisite care resulted in the inheritance of knowledge of distillation and ageing of this cachaça.
Recommended serve: best sipped neat on the rocks with the green part of a lime zest.
Fun Fact: To protect the bottles during travel, Sergio would wrap them with banana straw – fruit typical of the region, to prevent them from breaking during their long trips on horseback, as well as to protect them from sunlight.
Germana is a handmade very artisanal Brazilian spirit made in the state of Minas Gerais. Produced from unrefined sugar cane juice and a little corn flour, it is regarded as one of the best quality Cachaças (pronounced “ka-shah-sa”) in this world. It is produced from estate-grown sugarcane cut by hand using machetes and immediately transported to the distillery where it is processed through the one and only electrical machine to extract the juice. Fermentation is dependent on the weather as it is a natural process with natural yeasts made from maize planted at the fazenda (Farm) and can take between 18 to 24 hours. The “sugarcane wine” is then distilled in a copper still.
At Germana, Cachaça is a way of life, a passion. Attention to detail is paramount and they are very proud also of their aged cachaças which can proudly belong to the category of “ Complex Matured Spirits “ such as Cognac, Armagnac Whisky, Calvados, Rum Agricole etc.