Matured cachaça can be identified by its caramel or yellowish colour
The maturation process can use up to 25 different types of wood casks - unlike whisky and brandy that use oak almost exclusively. Each type of wood, such as amendoim, jequitibá and umburana, give their own specific qualities and flavours to the maturation process, each having a different effect on the taste - from peanuts to grapefruit, cinnamon, coffee and anise. Some cachaças mature for more than 10 years, such as our 12 year old Vale Verde.
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