Cachaça- Looking for those in the know
I'm looking for domestically available cachaça to drink neat and good cocktail ideas (besides the typical caipirinha). So far I've played around with Ypioca and Leblon, but I need some advice as to what better ones are out there! What are you favorites and what are the new trends out there for cachaça cocktails? Thanks!
There was a lot of good information in this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/577798
For readily available cachaca for cocktails, I really like Seleta and it comes highly rated by a few sources including Playboy Magazine and my friend in Brazil who makes his own personal use cachaca. Seleta has a great price point around here of $17/liter.
For neat, GRM and Rochinha are great but pricey. You can read my tasting notes: