Aged: 2 years
Product of: Brazil
Ypióca Empalhada is aged two years in balsam wood casks. Empalhada which confusingly translates from Portuguese as stuffed is distinguished from Ypióca’s ‘standard’ cachaça by having extra year of aging and Empalhada bottles being wrapped in hand-woven straw.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 21/01/2016
Clear, golden amber.
Brown bread, buttery oak, green grapes, green apple and white pepper.
Green apple, brown bread and black pepper spice with subtle clove notes.
Clove and black pepper spice with faint green grapes.
Assertive cracked black pepper spice slightly masks attractive brown bread and green apple flavours.