CMJ Agropecuaria LTDA.
Joao Luiz is a master cachaça maker from a town near Rio de Janeiro in Brasil. The town is called Miguel Pereira and it is here that Joao Luiz looks after our field of Las Iguanas sugar cane, harvests it, distils and bottles it before shipping it to us in the UK. His estate is called Fazenda do Anil, or 'indigo farm'
After World War II, 'industrial 'cachaça appeared, produced on a large scale, pushing aside the more traditionally made cachaça from copper stills, called alambiques. Almost 60 years later, cachaça de alambique production is recovering its lost ground as a premium spirit. Cachaça Magnífica began production in 1985, rapidly becoming one of the leading cachaça de alambique labels on the market. Produced in the mountains nearby Rio de Janeiro, Magnifica takes care of every step of its production process. From nurturing the sugar cane, to the crushing and distillation in its copper still, and the process of ageing and bottling, everything is made within the grounds of the estate. Las Iguanas Magnífica ages for at least 2 years in Ipe (a sustainable Brasilian hardwood) and Oak barrels, acquiring its full flavour and bouquet.
Here are full texts from the labels
br_196: Cachaca Magnifica Prata; Cachaca do Brasil
br_197: Cachaca Magnifica Ouro; Cachaca do Brasil
br_727: Magnífica; Cachaça do Brazil; Rio de Janeiro; 750 ml; 43% vol
br_579: Magnífica; Cachaça do Brazil; Envelhecida; Rio de Janeiro; 750 ml; 43% vol
br_728: Cachaça Magnífica Reserva Solera