Pinga, caninha, aguardente, call it whatever you want to. Our cachaça is sacred and has been in the history of the country ever since the Portuguese colonization era. Even today, it is not known for sure in which Brazilian state the drink began to be produced. But studies prove that, in the middle of 1660, the cachaça already circulated like a precious coin for barter of slaves. Recognized as the first distillate in the Americas, cachaça went through different productive and political processes, directly influencing the Brazilian economy. Over the years, it was sold clandestinely and consumed on a large scale by slaves, prospectors, sailors and even planters. It became the symbol of nationalism in the pre-independence era and is still known today as the most beloved drink in Brazil. At the time of the Abolition of Slavery, the cachaça experienced its sad side, by serving as a refuge for many newly freed slaves that suffered with the pains of hunger and misery. This period led to a decadence of cachaça, which was seen them as the drink of the " drunkards" and "loaded". Over the years, the caninha gained refinement touches and began to be consumed not only in parties, but also in the meals of the Brazilian family. Popular among all social classes, cachaça today inspires tales and legends, folk songs, and prayers, serving as the theme for classic sambas, marchinhas, frevos and serestas. It is difficult not to relate Brazil to the famous “cachaça”.