Cachaca (pron. "KA SHA SA") is made from sugarcane juice. It's the most popular alcoholic beverage in Brazil. It is similar to rum, however made from sugarcane juice as opposed to molasses. It does come in both dark and clear varieties, and is aged in one of various wooden barrels like chestnut, umburana, jequitiba, ipe, grapia, balsam wood, almond, jatoba, guanandi, brazilwood, cabreuva, tibirica, garapeira, cherry, and oak. As of today, there are more than 4000 brands of Cachaca in the Brazilian market.