Preserving the origins and characteristics of the small and traditional mills of Brazil, for over 30 years, Santo Grau has brought to the consumer the best of alembic cachaça, produced in mills located in three historical regions. We value each origin and its history, and believe in the traditions passed down from generation to generation through the alembic masters and their families.
Coronel Xavier Chaves – Minas Gerais
The oldest in operation in Brazil, Coronel Xavier Chaves’s mill had its first official productions in 1755 and since then it guarantees cachaça year by year without fail. Acquired by the family of the historical figure of Tiradentes, the farm has passed from generation to generation. Today, the 8th generation of the family remains involved in the administration of the mill, under the direction of Nando Chaves.
Coronel Xavier Chaves’ mill is responsible for the production of two Santo Grau cachaças. The Clássica Santo Grau Coronel Xavier Chaves, and the special Santo Grau Séc XVIII cachaça.
Paraty – Rio De Janeiro
Paraty’s mill, located on the edge of the Serra do Mar, run by the Mello family, is currently under the command of Eduardo Mello, heir to five generations of master alembics who have been producing cachaça in Paraty since 1803.
Paraty’s mill is responsible for the production of six Santo Grau cachaças. The Clássica Santo Grau Paraty, the aged Santo Grau Paraty Velha Guarda of the Reserva line, and custom-made for the bar Pirajá, Santo Grau Pirajá, Santo Grau Pirajá Velha Guarda, Santo Grau Pirajá Blend Colaborativo 2018 and Santo Grau Pirajá Blend Colaborativo 2019.
Itirapuã – São Paulo
In the interior of São Paulo, the Itirapuã mill keeps with the tradition and craftsmanship of being powered by a water-wheel since 1860. Under the diligent care of the Figueiredo Cristófani family, the face of the mill for four generations.
The Itirapuã mill is responsible for the production of four Santo Grau cachaças. The Classic Santo Grau Itirapuã, the aged Santo Grau Reserve Itirapuã, of the Reserve Line and, of the Cachaças of the Rare Line, the Santo Grau Solera Cinco Botas and the Santo Grau Solera Pedro Ximenes.