TRADITION, PROCESS & LOCATION
Created by a fourth-generation cachaça-making family, Cuca Fresca is made using age-old methods passed down for almost a century. The entire process is done at our distillery located in the heart of Minas Gerais, the world’s most famous cachaça-producing region. “Cuca Fresca”, which literally translates to “cool head” and is a Brazilian expression meaning “to be cool” or “have a chill vibe.”
WE HAVE A "GREEN" THUMB
Our master distillers know that to make the world’s best cachaça, you must begin with superior quality cane.
At our distillery, the soil and weather combine to create the ideal growing conditions for cane. All of our sugarcane is grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, which have a serious long-term impact on the environment. Our fermentation and distillation process is also completely natural and Cuca Fresca Cachaça is USDA-certified organic.
OUR HAND-PICKED CROP
WE USE ONLY THE BEST OF THE BEST
All of our sugarcane is closely monitored and harvested at it’s peak, using the traditional methods of cutting by hand, and it is never burnt during harvests. While this is a more time-consuming method of harvesting, it is essential to maintain the delicate balance and sweetness of the cane.
Hand Harvested and Pressed
Immediately after being harvested, each piece of sugarcane is hand-selected and pressed in the traditional method to extract the fresh cane juice. This fresh juice is then fermented using all-natural ingredients.
DISTILLED & REFINED
ARTISANAL PROCESS, AMAZING RESULTS
After fermentation, each batch of Cuca Fresca is double-distilled in traditional copper alambique stills. These small-batch artisanal methods of distillation produce a spirit that is smoother and more refined than other cachaças, which are typically mass produced using a column distillation process.
AGED TO PERFECTION
WE ONLY GET BETTER WITH AGE
After each batch of Cuca Fresca is double-distilled, it is put in barrels to age. This aging process makes the cachaça even smoother and adds complexity. Our Cuca Fresca Prata is aged for one year in oak, resulting in a premium silver cachaça that has been called the “ideal slate for cocktail creativity.” Our Cuca Fresca Ouro is aged for four years in Jequitiba, a native Brazilian wood, resulting in a gold cachaça that is perfect for sipping neat or on the rocks, as well as in ultra-premium cocktails.