• Singani 63 Eau de Vie

Distilled from Muscat of Alexandria grapes, Bolivia. "Be prepared to be wowed. Singani 63 has a shimmery appearance, a medium-weight, lushly textured body and an enticing floral bouquet with light spicy notes. The longer you let it breathe, the more intense and alluring the aromatics become. The smooth, warm entry quickly bathes the palate with dry herbaceous flavors that soon give way to the long, spicy, fresh citrus fade. From start to finish, Singani 63 is a holiday for the senses. Kudos!" - Robert Plotkin

DISTILLED FROM A SINGLE VARIETY WHITE GRAPE — THE MUSCAT OF ALEXANDRIA — WHOSE DEFINITIVELY AROMATIC CHARACTER MAKES A UNIQUE SPIRIT. MISSIONARIES FIRST BROUGHT THESE VINES TO THE BOLIVIAN ANDES

Since he released Sex, Lies & Videotape in 1989, Steven Soderbergh has been known for one thing: not being known for any one thing. He has effortlessly switched from indie films to big-budget crowd-pleasers (Ocean’s Eleven) to epic dramas (Traffic) to a documentary on Spalding Gray. More recently, he’s abandoned film for television. Given that track record, a new role as the importer of a Bolivian spirit almost no one in America has heard of isn’t that surprising. Soderbergh was at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans this month to promote Singani 63 (about $30 a bottle), an eau de vie produced from Muscat of Alexandria grapes grown in the Andes and distilled and aged in steel for six months to preserve the variety's aromas and delicate fruit flavors.

He discovered Singani liquor while filming Che in Bolivia in 2008. The local casting director gave him a bottle on the first night. “My immediate thought was, ‘Can he supply enough of this to get through five months of shooting?’” Soderbergh told Unfiltered. Back in the States, he decided to get an import license to keep his bar stocked and perhaps sell some to friends. “I knew nothing about importing alcohol,” he admitted. “I knew people who worked in bars.” But after navigating all the regulations, in 2012 he found he was the proud owner of 250 cases in a New Jersey warehouse. Since then, he’s been slowly growing the project like an art-house film release, cultivating mixologists in a few markets. And if nothing else, he enjoys drinking plenty of his own inventory. Wine Spectator, July 2015 

40% ABV

 

 

 

Singani 63 Eau de Vie

  • Brand: Singani
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Quantity Available: 6
  • SKU #: 3910
  • $28.99