We single batch distill the juice, resulting in a spectacular nose of floral flavor and aroma. Then we polish the Cachaça by resting the distillate in vintage XO Cognac casks for up to 6 months
New York (PRWEB) April 2, 2009
Since 2006, Leblon Cachaça has been awarded the gold medal at the 9th Annual San Francisco Spirits Competition, making it the first time a Cachaça has been awarded four consecutive gold medals. The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is judged by the top spirits experts in the industry and is the first International spirits competition to be held in the United States annually.
The quality and consistency of Leblon lies in the hands of the World Renowned Master Distiller, Gilles Merlet, who oversees the production process at The Maison Leblon in Patos de Minas, the most fertile sugarcane region in Brazil. The ability to maintain complete quality control of the product from the cutting of the cane to small batch distillation in alambique copper potstills and overseeing the bottling process allows for the production of a world-class product. "We single batch distill the juice, resulting in a spectacular nose of floral flavor and aroma. Then we polish the Cachaça by resting the distillate in vintage XO Cognac casks for up to 6 months," says Merlet. "Using traditional cellar master techniques, the various batches are blended, adding deep complexity, body, and character to the Cachaça. We then organically triple-filter and bottle in crystalline glass."
"Leblon's approach to producing Cachaça is unique," says Amazile Maia, PhD, top Cachaça expert, founder and managing director of the prestigious LABM lab in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, and former Professor of Biochemical Engineering at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. "Every step of the process is meticulously approached, resulting in a final product that has excellent sensorial qualities.
Top mixologists from around the world taste the difference in Leblon and respect the care and precision used in making an award-winning product. "Leblon just lends itself so beautifully to be mixed with seasonal fresh fruit. The honey, vanilla & spice notes are the perfect compliment to fresh fruit Caipirinhas," says Tony Abou-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist, one of the most respected mixologists in the world.
Tony Conigliaro, a top London mixologist says, "Leblon opens up possibilities for the use of Cachaça in more sophisticated and varied drinks. Made under the watchful eye of master cognac distiller Gilles Merlet the quality of Leblon really stands out amongst the rest."
Cachaça is quickly becoming the 'next tequila', with its signature drink, the Caipirinha, becoming ubiquitous on cocktail menus across the US, throughout Europe, and in cultural capitals around the world.
Leblon is an ultra-premium cachaça (pronounced ka-SHAH-sa) produced in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The rum-like spirit, the most award-winning cachaça on the market, is made from fresh pressed Brazilian sugar cane that is then rested in cognac casks and blended to create superior complexity and taste. Cachaça is the main ingredient in the Caipirinha (pronounced kai-pur-EEN-ya), the national cocktail of Brazil. Leblon is the leading luxury Cachaça in high-end establishments and a Four-Time Gold Medal Award Winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Best in Class at the Rum Experience International Tasting Competition - London. Leblon is available in all 50 U.S. states and CULTURAL capitals around the world such as Sao Paulo, London, Paris, and Bangkok. For more information, visit Leblon Cachaça.