Six Spirits to Help Toast the Planet’s Health

Sustainable operations honor the close link between agriculture and distillation

BY LESLEY JACOBS SOLMONSON | APR 18 2017

NOVO FOGO’s zero-waste distillery is nestled into the slope of a hill in Brazil’s UNESCO-designated Atlantic Forest. There, liquids flow with gravity—no plumbing required—and the sugarcane used in all spirits, including the standout Silver Cachaca, is organically grown. Leftover pulp is used as fuel for the fire in the still and as compost for the fields. The cachacas are aged in legally harvested Brazilian hardwood or Kentucky oak, thus completing the circle of mindfulness from field to still to barrel. $35 for 750 ml, novofogo.com

Six Spirits to Help Toast the Planet’s Health
Sierra, April 18, 2017