Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Singani 63 Singani Brandy
So, what the hell is Singani? I'm glad you asked. Singani is a unique Brandy produced in the mountains of Bolivia. It is considered to be the national drink of Bolivia. It is made exclusively with the Muscat of Alexandria grapes that have been grown at an elevation of 5,250 feet or higher. The high elevations provide a much cooler climate than the valley below allowing for a slower growing season resulting in more desirable fruit. Singani's roots date back to the 16th century. Singani is relatively new to the USA having been brought here by Steven Soderbergh (filmmaker). As you will see it's very appealing and much more than a curiosity, it's damn good.
Roughly seven years ago filmmaker Steven Soderbergh was introduced to a spirit that changed his life. While shooting a film in Bolivia he discovered Singani – a unique Brandy produced in the mountains of Bolivia. Soderbergh was determined to bring Bolivia's national drink to America but soon discovered that the bureaucrats in Washington had never heard of Singani. As every spirits importer knows if your discovery does not fit neatly into one of the previously categories you are going to be fighting an up hill battle. Luckily the initial fight is over and Singani is here in the USA in the form of Singani 63. It is such a beautiful spirit that it's only a matter of time before Singani becomes a household name,
The aromatics are nothing short of enchanting with scents of frangipani and hibiscus flowers with accents of sandalwood, citrus zest, and hints of fresh ginger.
The palate echoes the nose delivering a wonderfully delicate floral explosion with flanking notes of citrus and lemongrass with hints of galangal.
Medium-bodied and wonderfully proportioned with a fine, delicate touch and perfect balance thanks a to vibrant dose of acidity.
How to Serve
Sip neat or chilled in a white wine glass or perhaps explore the many cocktail possibilities (we like it neat).
Price: $ 29.99