HiFi From Brazil, joined Apr 2005, 192 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 717 times:
no, not the only one.. but drinking 51 is also not the best thing you could do.. hehehe... ok, I know it's probably not very easy to find a good cachaça outside Brazil...
I'd recommend the cachaças from Salinas (Canarinha, for ex), in Minas Gerais, or from Paraíba, a state in brazil's N-E (Rainha Paraibana, for instance, is quite a good choice ). Espírito Santo (where VIX is located) also has some excelent cachaças.
If you're just using it to prepare some caipirinhas, 51 is not bad.. a top cachaça wouldn't make that much of a difference... but if you're drinking it straight, it's an etirely different story..
Erikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 13 Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 697 times:
Quoting HiFi (Reply 2): If you're just using it to prepare some caipirinhas, 51 is not bad.. a top cachaça wouldn't make that much of a difference... but if you're drinking it straight, it's an etirely different story..
I´ll back HiFi ont that.
Some good names are.
Pinga da Boa
Espirito de Minas
and on and on and on.
If you´r in Brasil, there´s plenty of shops to get a nice cachaça.
51 is good for caipirinhas,
Quoting Avianca (Thread starter): I drink normally Pirassanunga 51 (Brazilian most sold Cachaca? at least this says on the bottle)....
it´s good, but you can get better for your money.
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HiFi From Brazil, joined Apr 2005, 192 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 648 times:
Quoting SlamClick (Reply 12): Most countries have a local beverage they think is wonderful - but is not.
I agree with you on that. And I am not a huge cahcaça fan (if you stick to 51 or velho barreiro you really won't find anything good anyways)... But there are some very good cachaças.. I'm not comparing them to an 18-year-old whiskey, but there is a great range of "flavours" and combinations.
Minor technicality here..
A chopp is not the same as a beer, and is not the same as draught also, since it does not go through pasteurization. As a consequence, chopp barrels expire much more rapidly (1 to 2 weeks). The advantage is a much lighter and refreshing "beer".