Destilaria Maison Leblon is a fully-integrated craft distillery exclusively owned by—and producing only—Leblon Cachaça.
Leblon's philosophy is that a great cachaça is made in the cane field first. Just like a great French wine, Leblon treats its cane with the utmost respect and care, ensuring that the final product represents everything that this fruit has to offer. And like the production of the eau-de-vie for cognac or Scotch whiskies, alambic cachaça is made via the traditional batch method in copper pot stills.
The cachaça is aged for up to six months in brandy cured casks from France, polishing the spirit without altering the fruity cane nose. After aging, the cachaça is ready for assembly. Master Distiller Gilles Merlet and Carlos Eduardo Oliveira combine the various batches to build a complex flavor in terms of sensory attributes.
Fresh-pressed cane juice micro-distilled in alambic pot still at the Maison Leblon in Minas Gerais, then rested for six months in vintage French oak barrels. The result is a lively, fruity nose with complex layers of flavors and an ultra-smooth finish. Drink neat, with fruit juice, or in a Caipirinha—the simply delicious and treasured Brazilian National cocktail. 40% ABV
Leblon Reserva Especial
This special distillate is aged up to two years in the highest grade new Limousin French oak and expertly blended by Master Distiller Gilles Merlet. Single batch distilled in alambic pot stills, the result is a complex smooth spirit with notes of honey, caramel, and pine nuts. 40% ABV