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Novo Fogo Silver Cachaça is a smooth, pure cachaça, made using entirely natural techniques. Rainforest notes shine through its spirit.
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The Caipirinha is Brazil’s national drink. It means “little hillbilly,” named after the Brazilian peasants who invented the drink hundreds of years ago, using the ingredients that grew around them. To make your own, chop up half a lime and muddle it in a rocks glass with 1 tbsp of superfine sugar. Add ice and 60 ml of Novo Fogo Silver Cachaça, and stir well. Garnish with a wedge of lime and you’re ready to enjoy!Back to shop
When you smell Novo Fogo’s Silver Cachaça, you’ll experience a medley of ripe banana aromas followed by floral notes.
When you taste Novo Fogo’s Silver Cachaça, your palate will be met with tropical and citrus notes, with sea salt freshness balancing these. The long, warm finish brings with it the flavour of sweet red peppers.
Novo Fogo’s distillery and sugarcane plantation is found in Morretes – a small town in southern Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. With Morretes having over 350 years of cachaça-making history, Brazilians often refer to cachaça simply as “Morretiana.” Morretes sits above the Bay of Paranaguá and below the peak of Mount Marumbi, in the heart of the Serra do Mar region. Its high elevation slows the heart rate; its clean, sweet air is fresh and pure; and the dynamic coastal weather makes the land rich and fertile.
Novo Fogo’s Silver Cachaça is the cleanest of spirits. Produced from organic sugarcane using all-natural techniques, the low-intervention distillation process means that all of the original flavours retain their authenticity. The sugarcane that goes into it grows in the pristine Floresta Atlântica – the world’s second-largest biosphere reserve. The mountain air carries with it the scents of bananas, lime trees, the fresh sea breeze, and the myriad aromas issuing from the exotic flowers of the rainforest. All of these aromas are present in the sugarcanes, and reveal themselves in this cachaça.
After the organically-farmed sugarcane is harvested using machetes, the juice is extracted, and wild yeast ferments it into wine within 24 hours. This cachaça is distilled in small batches, just once, in a copper alembic pot still. After the distillation, the cachaça is rested for 12 months in stainless steel tanks. Resting a cachaça in an inert environment increases the smoothness and richness of its texture, meaning that Novo Fogo’s Silver Cachaça emerges from its resting period with a beautiful unctuosity on the palate.
Novo Fogo was founded by Dragos Axinte, alongside Torres Viruel and Dr. Agenor Maccari. Originally from Romania, Dragos moved to the U.S. as a teenager and studied English and chemistry at the University of Washington. After visiting Brazil for business, he and his wife, Emily, became captivated by the Brazilian rainforest and the Brazilian people’s passion for soccer and cachaça. Dragos saw the production of cachaça as a unique business opportunity that could also be used to support positive environmental change, and started Novo Fogo in 2009.More on the Brand