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Cachaça

The Brazilian sugar cane spirit all its own


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Old 05-19-2007, 10:49 PM   #11
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One cachaca that is readily available, and of middling quality is the Pitu brand. I've purchased this in duty free in Germany, and it seems to be the most commonly exported brand of cachaca worldwide.
It's true that Pitu is widely available in Europe as it is bottled in Germany and has been for a long while. Germany consumes the most cachaça a year anywhere outside of South America! Germany consumes almost 4.5 million litres a year! Pitu is considered to be one of the mass market brands. The others being Cachaça 51, Ypioca and Velo Barreiro. These four brands contribute to the bulk of the cachaça volume in Brasil and around the world. Cachaça 51 is the biggest of all with 35% market share.
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Old 05-19-2007, 10:53 PM   #12
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contact John Gakuru (John@sagatiba.com) who have great product plus deep pockets.

Otherwise UK is probably your best bet with Ypioca, Carioca, Germana and many others...

Mention my name and get a wry smile...

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A wry smile it would be too! Thanks for the mention.

Good to see you...will you be in London for the Bar Show or in New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail. I'll be at both...
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Old 05-22-2007, 10:54 AM   #13
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Dear J,

I prefer Wry Martinis to wry smiles but still...

Am in London for BarShow bit alas am in Auckland New Zealand for their BarShow at the same time as tales... o me miserum.

You are Mr Cachaca in my book mate... and am still keen to let you take me to Brazil to learn more...

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Old 05-07-2008, 12:51 PM   #14
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Hi Martin,

this is Steve from Leblon Cachaзa. we're now available in France - reach out to philippe@liveloveleblon.com if you like.

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Old 12-06-2008, 03:44 PM   #15
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Question Cachaca 61 is not made in Brazil, is it real Cachaca??

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I believe that Cachaca 61 is made in Spain not Brazil.
So according to the Cachaca quiz that I just took, only Cachaca made in Brazil is real Cachaca, although the USA TTB does not make a distinction based on origin ( or even recognize Cachaca as a spirit).
What do you think is Cachaca 61 really Cachaca ??
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:24 AM   #16
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Cachaзa is not a spirit category according to the TTB, yet, but there is work going on to acknowledge it as such.

I have not seen or heard of Cachaзa 61, though I am familiar with P51 from Brazil.
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:55 PM   #17
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Here in Europe there are a lot of importers for Cachaca, espacally Cachaca Artesanal. Some of their products and desciption of the producers you can find on my homepage as well.
In Brazil their are over 5000 official producers for Cachaca...
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:18 AM   #18
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I've seen about 15 cachaзa brands from Germany and brought some back from Holland last month. There is Saphy International in France which stocks Velho Barreiro. You can't go wrong with that or the Sagatiba range.
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Hi,
I believe that Cachaca 61 is made in Spain not Brazil.
I'm curious, what makes you think Cachaзa 61 is made in Spain?

I have a bottle at home, and don't remember any reference to Spain on the bottle. I'm curious, because sugar cane distillation would be unusual there.

I'm not even going to get into the added costs of transporting cane or juice to another continent while highly experienced distillers are available in Brazil

The company has offices in Sao Paulo and three distribution centers Brazil.
I don't see the logic of sending cane or juice from Brazil to Spain and then transporting it back to Brazil for global distribution
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:46 PM   #20
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We can only get 2 cachacas here. Ypioca and Pitu. I got the Ypioca gold which i like. I also got 3 bottles of Sagatiba pura from Germany which is nice too. I`m hoping to soon get a bottle of Leblon.
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