São Paulo, Brazil
Blended artisanal cachaças created from 5 generations of expertise
The Meneghal Distilling Family
The Meneghal Family
The Origin Story
A Family Business
In 1888, Pablo Meneghal arrived in Santos, São Paulo. He began working as a sugarcane farmer and his business soon began to flourish. Along with producing sugarcane, he started distilling cachaça. His wife called it an “obsession”, but for Pablo, it was a passion. In the 1920s Pablo’s son Luis began inventing his own blending techniques and soon became a master blender in his own right. Luis’s son, Serafin, continued creating cachaça of his own. Today, Serafin’s grandson, Thyrso, is the brains behind the distilling.
Help From a Master
Yaguara was officially created in 2013, when Thyrso decided it was time to share the Meneghal family cachaça with the world. He called upon the skills of renowned master blender, Erwin Weimann, to help produce Yaguara as we know it. Erwin’s 40 years of blending experience are showcased to perfection in the smooth, refined flavours of Yaguara’s stylish cachaças.
Bottling as an Art Form
The distinctive Yaguara bottles were created by Brian Clarke - a stained-glass artist from the UK. He took visual inspiration from the swirled promenades of Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro and consulted with bartenders to ensure that his bottles would be as practical as they are beautiful. Each one is made from a single drop of molten glass, which is decorated, stamped with the logo, and hand-dipped in wax to seal the neck.
The secret sauce
SMALL BATCHES OF PERFECTION
A Modern Classic
Yaguara is the result of the Meneghal family’s deep knowledge of sugarcane, cachaça distillation techniques and Erwin Weimann’s ultra-modern, scientific blending expertise. With a smooth, delicate and balanced plate, this spirit has the well-known taste of a traditional cachaça while bringing a new original flavour and array of aromas.