Originally Posted by Tiare
Its a cachaзa which has been aged for 24 years. Preciosa had been left to mature in 19th century European oak barrels since 1982, until it was discovered in 2004. Only 3,000 bottles been produced.
That is quite a find. 24 years in oak barrels which were over a hundred years old isn't going to add as much to the spirit as a barrel which hasn't been used for a hundred years but it should certainly improve a fresh cachaca. I can only assume the barrels had been in use for those hundred years or they would probably have dried out and been unusable.
At roughly 30 cases per barrel, depending on the alcohol strength and assuming the barrels were full, which if they were truly undiscovered since 1982 would have given up a lot of their contents to the angels, it sounds like there were quite a few, or large, barrels which had been undiscovered since 1982. Quite a find indeed!
My friends at BTI say it's very good, they were told the same story while recently in Brazil but didn't see the barrels.