Streetgourmetla caused me to become fascinated with the national spirit of Brazil, Cachaça [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cacha%C3...] after an incredible tasting at his home.
Since then I have tasted 4 more different cachacas that I enjoyed.
- Ypioca Ouro
- Fazenda Mae de Ouro
- Boca Loca
Of the 4 the only that I could enjoy sipping was the Ypioca gold, which was smooth and rich enough.
Mae de Ouro made the best Caipirinha - it had a balanced and interesting flavor. Much more complex than your run of the mill pitu.
Surpringly Coral and Boca loca were not bad - I only got the sampler sizes, Coral slightly edging over boca loca in taste.
Fazendo Mae de Ouro http://www.caipirinha.us/
Boca Loca www.drinkbocaloca.com/