Boca Loca is another good cachaca to recently hit the market — and with its lipstick-scrawled-on-glass packaging it immediately presents itself as an uncomplicated product designed for the masses.
I expect any drinker would have an easy time approaching this cachaca, which tastes and smells not of the spirit’s typical gasoline but rather of charred wood and a touch of caramel. The sugary sweetness is strong in this one, ending on a somewhat bitter note that makes this one of the more curious cachacas to come along in recent months.
At 80 proof it makes a fine caipirinha, though lime and sugar sap it of its unique characteristics, leaving behind just a hint of that caramel character and a lot of sweet sugar. Try it in less fruit-forward concoctions and see what you think.
B / $20