||The Decree N. 2.314, September 4th, 1997, regulates
the Law N. 8.918, July 14th, 1994, which talks about
standardization, classification, register, inspection,
production and inspection of drinks in Brazil.
In Chapter IV - Alcoholic Distilled
ones and Liquors - Section II - of Sugar Cane Spirits
- Art. 91st : Sugar cane aguardente, caninha or cachaça
is the drink with alcoholic graduation from 38% to 54%
in volume, at 20ºC, obtained from sugar cane alcoholic
distilled or from sugar cane leavened must distillation.
Sugars of until six grams per liter could be added.
- § 1st The drink that contains more then six grams
per liter of sugar will be called sweetened sugar cane
aguardente, sweetened caninha or sweetened cachaça.
- § 2nd It Will be called aged sugar cane aguardente,
aged caninha or aged cachaça the drink that contains
at least fifty percent of aged sugar cane aguardente,
by a minimum period of one year, Caramel could de added
for color correction.
- § 3rd The congenerous coefficient could not be
inferior to two hundred milligrams per one hundred milliliters
of anhydride alcohol.
On December 21st, 2001, the president of Brazil signed
the Decree Nº 4.062 that defines "cachaça",
"Brazil" and "Cachaça from Brazil"
expressions, as geographic indications and gives names
to other procedures. In its 3rd article the named expressions
could only be used to indicate that the product obeys
the general rules established in Law N. 8.918, July
14th, 1994, and the Decree N. 2.314, of 4 September,
1997, and that its use is restricted to the producers
established in the country. The decree N. 4.072, January
3rd, 2002, gives new writing to the arts. 81, 91 and
93 in regulation approved by the Decree N. 2.314, September
4th , 1997, characterizing "caipirinha" as
a typical Brazilian drink, exclusively elaborated with
cachaça, lemon and sugar.