DESCRIPTION: Leblon, is distilled at our own state-of-the-art distillery, Maison Leblon, in the fertile Minas Gerais region. Our approach to Cachaca is unique: Gilles Merlet, our master distiller, approaches the fermentation, distillation, and finishing of Cachaca like a fine wine. Using techniques from his native land of France, Gilles manages every detail of the creation from the hand-selection of the cane and his proprietary fermentation approach, to the Alambique batch-distillation and light-casking, triple-filtering, and master-blending. Gilles rests the final distillate in XO Cognac casks from France, giving Leblon an extra-special touch. As a result, Leblon Cachaca has a delicate, fruity nose, combined with an ultra smooth finish.