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#31 Junkaboy

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:35 AM

These are the brands available to me locally: Boca Loca, Cuca Fresca Aged Gold, Leblon, and Pirissununga. Can you comment on them (I love a good caipirinha)? Don't be shy about saying they all suck, as my local liquor stores are pathetic when it comes to many things. Since I buy absinthe online, I can always add cachaca to my online purchases.


Out of those I only know Pirassununga, and it's surely a big industrial product, its a popular brand that's sold pretty cheap down here. I'd say it costs around R$ 10,00 for a bottle (about US$ 5,50).

The other names surely sound like something thats only sold in the US.
Most of the time those brands are owned by Importers, that find a cheap supplier to package with their name in hopes of hitting it big time in the international market.
So I'll continue to drink really good coffee, excellent booze and use profanity in the most inappropriate places not only for my own character development but for the good of the world at large. It is the least I can do for humanity.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:27 PM

Welcome! :arrr:

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:11 AM

I think I will bring some cachaça bottles to the GAAF in Montana.

I am sure people will find it interesting. Cachaça has a very distinctive aroma and taste. And I make the best caipirinha ever...
So I'll continue to drink really good coffee, excellent booze and use profanity in the most inappropriate places not only for my own character development but for the good of the world at large. It is the least I can do for humanity.
- Joe Legate

#34 OMG_Bill

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:59 AM

I don't believe I've ever had a caipirinha. This should be a real treat. :cheers:
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#35 Père Ubu

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:52 PM

...And I make the best caipirinha ever...


There might be some cocktail experts there, that would enjoy that.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:19 PM

I've had a mojito made with absinthe and it was great. I bet a caipirinha made with absinthe would be even better.

(I know, I know.... it's not a caipirinha if it's made with absinthe. But you know what I mean.)
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:30 PM

And I make the best caipirinha ever...

I'd usually follow that up with a challenge but I can't get a hold of any good cachaça, so I don't know what I would be working with.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:47 PM

Btw, I just uploaded a pic of my "babies" to my avatar.
Those are my smoked malt whiskey, my hop gin in the middle and my first absinthe to the right


Lovely triplets! Congratulations! :cheers:

:wave2: Greetings, Junka, and welcome to the forum!

The best of luck to you in your distilling and educational persuits. While I am no distiller - and I certainly admire those who craft good absinthe - I am doing what I can to educate my friends and acquaintances on the subject. The Wormwood Society has played a big part in my own education. There's so much more for me to learn, but that's what keeps it interesting.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:44 AM

Welcome. :cheers:

Most of the time those brands are owned by Importers, that find a cheap supplier to package with their name in hopes of hitting it big time in the international market.

Unfortunately true of so many categories.

I think I will bring some cachaça bottles to the GAAF in Montana.

I'll bring some proper limões.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:14 PM

Btw, I just uploaded a pic of my "babies" to my avatar.
Those are my smoked malt whiskey, my hop gin in the middle and my first absinthe to the right


Lovely triplets! Congratulations! :cheers:

:wave2: Greetings, Junka, and welcome to the forum!

The best of luck to you in your distilling and educational persuits. While I am no distiller - and I certainly admire those who craft good absinthe - I am doing what I can to educate my friends and acquaintances on the subject. The Wormwood Society has played a big part in my own education. There's so much more for me to learn, but that's what keeps it interesting.



Thank you.
I am really excited about the course. I really enjoy learning and teaching, so this will be a great oportunity for me to open some new doors.
So I'll continue to drink really good coffee, excellent booze and use profanity in the most inappropriate places not only for my own character development but for the good of the world at large. It is the least I can do for humanity.
- Joe Legate

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:39 PM

I'll bring some proper limões.


That's great to hear!

I was actually checking this out today, to figure if I would really need to bring them, or if I could find some there in MT. I was already planning on bringing some, because caipirinha really does not taste right without the right kind of lime.

From what I found, it should be one of these:

- Key Lime
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_lime

- Persian Lime
http://en.wikipedia....ki/Persian_lime

Down here its known as Limão Taiti.
So I'll continue to drink really good coffee, excellent booze and use profanity in the most inappropriate places not only for my own character development but for the good of the world at large. It is the least I can do for humanity.
- Joe Legate


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