Cachaça Germana Palha

Best Selling Cachaça in Brazil

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Tasting Notes
  • Well balanced, spices from wood are evident
  • Classic cachaça grassy and herbaceous flavor
  • Balsamo Wood adds a black pepper aroma
  • French oak adds baking spice and silky mouthfeel
  • Earthy quality creates complexity
Serving Recommendations
  • Neat
  • Great for built cocktails
  • Shaken cocktails with lime or lemon juice
  • Shines in Manhattan variation
  • Always great when used as split base with other style of rums

Did You Know?

In the early 20th century the roads and mountain passes of Minas Gerais were rough. So Caetano would wrap his cachaça in banana leaves before loading them onto his mules with the smoked meat, corn, and cheese he sold to the local miners. Today, Germana carries on this tradition by hand tying the bottles in dried banana leaves without any glue or adhesives.

After distillation, Traditional da Palha Cachaça is aged for two years in french oak casks, softening the spirit giving it a silky mouthfeel.

Production Process

Hand Harvested at Farm Vista Alegre*
Sugarcane + Pressed


Open Air
14 to 24 Hrs

Direct Fire Copper Pot Still**

Steel Tanks

French Oak Casks
1 Yr

Balmwood Casks
1 Yr

Germana Traditional da Palha Cachaça

* Sugarcane fields are not burned which means there is no char in the fermentation process like many other cachaças.
** The pressed sugarcane fibers are used as the fuel for the direct fire to heat the still. Germana is the only Cachaça distillery using open fire distillation.