The story of Ypióca began in 1843, when Dario Telles de Menezes, who would go on to found the Ypióca Group, landed in Fortaleza, Brazil. He had traveled from Portugal, and ended up settling in Maranguape, near Fortaleza. His original intention was to farm sugarcane, but the farming business proved challenging and Menezes turned his focus to distillation. Three years later, the first Ypióca Cachaça was distilled and Ypióca was founded, making it the oldest Brazilian brand still in operation. The name Ypióca comes from the indigenous Tupi-Guarani language, and translates to "red earth," alluding to the fertile soil conducive to farming cane sugar.
The Ypióca story continues to evolve and advance. In looking to the future, Ypioca maintains a strong focus on environmental sustainability. Ypióca owns and manages its own sugar plantations, allowing the company to choose varieties of sugarcane to complement various types of soil, and till the land with an eye toward soil preservation rather than maximum yield. Not letting any part of the process go to waste, Ypióca's spent sugarcane becomes recycled cardboard boxes in which the product is shipped.
Ypióca Brasilizar Cachaça Prata Classica
Classica is distilled in a column still from fresh pressed sugarcane juice. The sugarcane comes from Ypióca-owned sugar fields and is aged for one year in Brazilian freijó wood vats. 40% ABV
Ypióca Brasilizar Cachaça Prata Reserva Especial
Cachaça distilled from fresh pressed sugar cane and aged for two years in Brazilian freijó wood vats. Each bottle is hand-woven in carnauba palm, a tree indigenous to northeastern Brazil. 40% ABV
Ypióca Brasilizar Cachaça Ouro Reserva Especial
Cachaça distilled from fresh pressed sugar cane and aged for two years in balsam wood vats. Each bottle is hand-woven in carnauba palm, a tree indigenous to northeastern Brazil. 40% ABV