Cachaça is Brazilian Spirit Derived from Sugar Cane
And Avuá is on a mission to make the best cachaca yet.
Cachaça has been Brazil's beloved spirit for over 500 years and is the third most consumed alcoholic spirit in the world. Avuá Cachaça is single-sourced and pot distilled at a 3 generation farm about 4 hours from Rio, and comes in both 84 proof unaged Prata and the unique South American indigenous Amburana wood aged expression. Our mission is to challenge the perception of the cachaça category as a one-trick caipirinha pony to an artisanal product that expresses the 500 years of traditional production in Brasil.
What is Avuá Cachaça?
We've made a unique, hand-crafted, single sourced cachaca.
"Take Fazenda da Quinta, an artisanal producer deep in the backcountry of Rio de Janiero state: a few hundred acres of cane grown without pesticides, cut by hand, run through a water-wheel-powered, and pot-distilled. Avuá Prata, rested in steel, is soft and creamy, with grassy tequila-like notes and a light but persistent funk or "hogo" that makes you want more. It makes a stellar caipirinha."
- David Wondrich
Spirits Historian, Esquire Magazine
Avua is Versatile & Delicious
The uncompromising quality and flavor of Avua have earned us spots on cocktail menus in some of the best restaurants in New York, San Francisco, L.A., and Miami.
In 2016 Total Sales.
Since 2013, Avua has been growing faster than we imagined. We grew 75% in the last year without increasing much of our bottom line costs or size of the team. We've also been seeing a high customer retention rate and growing brand awareness.
OUR JOURNEY SO FAR
We believe it's time to ramp up the Avua team and work on strategic long-term brand building projects.
*Projections are dependent on variables outside of our control and may not materialize as displayed.
Exploring Cachacas in Brazil
We scoured the countryside of Brazil for six weeks trying over 400 cachaças and fell in love with the spirits made by third generation distiller Katia Espirito Santo and began a partnership to bring this product to the world.
Avuá launches into 50 of the best bars in New York with a mission of challenging the common perception of the category as a one trick pony around the caipirinha cocktail.
Top 50 Spirits
Avuá Oak is featured in the top 50 spirits of the year by Wine Enthusiast - an honor the Amburana aged received the year prior.
Rio Summer Olympics
Campaign results in 290MM media impressions—including a video feature on NBC with Ryan Seacrest and Adriana Lima with Avuá cocktails being made and a full page piece in the Wall Street Journal.
Avuá launches in the home Brazilian market.
LET'S BRING CACHACA WORLDWIDE
We want to share the carefree, passionate spirit of Brazil with the rest of the world.
When Peter Nevenglosky and I got on a plane from New York to Rio de Janeiro seven years ago, we didn’t know where the search for cachaça would take us. It’s led to a journey across continents in buses, trains, automobiles and airplanes, meeting thousands of people and going door to door in thousands of bars and restaurants across the world knocking on doors, explaining what this beautiful spirit is. Today, Avuá is distributed in thirty states in the United States and eight countries in Europe and is widely regarded as a category leader in this niche, but growing category. Our numbers speak for themselves- the quality and fair pricing of the product, the hard work of the team, and, most importantly, the passion of the bartenders who have fallen in love with this product and use it as one of their products of choice.
We have won with the critical and difficult influencer bartending community. But now, with your help, we want to spread this to the average person, in their neighborhood bar and in their liquor store for their home. For this, we need your help and are asking for broader investor support. We know that many of the thousands of people who we have had Avuá drinks and conversations will join us, but we are asking you to invest some of your hard-earned savings to help us tell the story of the beauty of cane, crushed by hand in a distant hilltop in Rio de Janeiro and the sounds of bossa nova with the waves echoing in Rio de Janeiro.
You can invest as little as $100 to join this campaign and we invite you to take part in Avua’s growth.
Nate & Pete