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A cash of cachaça distilled in 1982 and left to age (for 23 years) in 19th century French Limousin oak ex-cognac casks was discovered in 2005 and purchased by Sagatiba who launched this as a one-office limited edition of 3,000 bottles.
Pronounced 'vel-ya', Sagatiba Velha is made from sugar cane harvested from fields surrounding the distillery in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The fermented sugar cane juice is distilled in traditional copper pot stills and the distillate aged for 2-3 years in ex-Jim Beam bourbon barrels.
Sagatiba is the brain child of Brazilian entrepreneur Marcos de Moraes, who sought to launch a cachaça brand that would become an international household name. Sagatiba translates as ‘infinite possibilities’, or more literally 'eternal search'. Pura is distilled from cane juice and unaged.