Cachaça Velho Barreiro 1L
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Velho Barreiro is one of the most appreciated cachaças in Brazil because of its delicate aroma due to the very careful methods of distillation employed. It can be used for the preparation of the "caipirinha" or other fruit cocktails. Cachaça It is the most popular distilled alcoholic beverage in Brazil. It is also known as aguardente, pinga, caninha and by many other names. In the beginning of the seventeenth century, the producers of sugar in various European colonies in America started to use the by-products of sugar, molasses and scummings, as the raw material for the alcoholic beverage which in British colonies was named rum, in France's tafia, in Spain's aguardiente de caña and in the Portuguese (Brazil) aguardente da terra, aguardente de cana and later cachaça. Figures from 2003 indicate 1.3 billion litres of cachaça are produced each year though only 1% of this production is exported. Outside Brazil, cachaça is used almost exclusively as an ingredient in tropical drinks, with the caipirinha being the most famous cocktail.