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Its impossible to imagine a bar without Cachaça. Caipirinha has been Germany’s most popular cocktail for almost two decades.
Canarío Cachaça originates from the Brazilian state of Estado do Rio, the cultural heart of the country.
For centuries, Brazil has been synonymous with a kind of tropical paradise. It inspires people’s imagination. From the crazy passion that its people have for the Carnival to the huge and mysterious forests of the Amazon region – Brazil is a country full of myths. Brazilians are a people full of energy, imagination and an effervescent „joie de vivre“. They enjoy dancing, going out and of course they love their national drink: Cachaça!
Contrary to common belief, Rio de Janeiro is not Brazil’s capital city. But it is its heart. Idyllically located between the deep blue ocean and steep slopes, Rio is often described as one of the world’s most beautiful cities. The Cariocas, as Rio’s inhabitants are known, have a reputation for partying and having a good time. And it’s certainly true that hardly anyone can match them when it comes to knowing how to enjoy life – whether it’s on the beach, dancing the samba or playing football. Things are somewhat more peaceful in the area surrounding Rio de Janeiro, in the beautiful green Estado do Rio. Here too, right in the middle of almost untouched nature and surrounded by verdant landscapes, is the home of the Fazenda Soledade – where Canarío Cachaça is made.
The Fazenda Soledade distillery
The agricultural company Soledade and the associated distillery were founded in 1827. Both have been in family ownership ever since. One family that for almost 200 years has devoted itself to making premium Cachaça. Brazil’s two largest pot stills are at this distillery, and the Fazenda Soledade is the only one of the important Cachaça distilleries to use the complex and gentle double pot still distillation process. Modern technologies complement this traditional, handed-down production method.
Only fresh sugar cane juice is used for making Canarío Cachaça. The sugar cane fields of the Fazenda Soledade lie in the mountains of São Fidelis, 800 m above sea level on the banks of the river Paraiba do Sul. The region is famous for individual and specialised sugar cane cultivation. Intensive irrigation of the slopes and the associated lower humidity guarantee an optimum concentration of flavour. After growing for about a year, the selected, fresh and valuable sugar cane is harvested by hand to make Canarío.
For the distillation process, the heart of the fresh, green sugar cane – the best and crucial part of the plant – is carefully separated from the rest before being pressed within 24 hours to produce fresh sugar cane juice, which is then fermented. The fermented juice is then distilled. The water used for this comes from a mountain spring, which is constantly monitored in order to preserve its pure, clear and soft quality.
The result is the 40% vol. alcohol Canarío Cachaça, characterised by a tangy-fresh, restrained sugar cane note and its mild, pure and harmonious flavour. Canarío Cachaça is sold in 0.7 l and 1.0 l crystal-clear bottles with a facet finish.
Certainly the most well-known and most popular drink made with Canario Cachaça is Caipirinha, an exciting mix of Cachaça, crushed ice and lime, plus white cane sugar. You can also use Canarío Cachaça to mix a typical Brazilian Batidas. Depending on the flavour, this is made by mixing fresh tropical juices or fruits, or these fruits are puréed and mixed with plenty of ice – and of course Canarío Cachaça.
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