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October 13, 2011

Liquid Living Magazine

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Armazem Vieira Cachaca

Located amid the Atlantic forest of Southern Brazil 's most picturesque island, Armazem Vieira has been making Cachaça for more than 160 years. Unique aromas and extreme attention to detail have earned these superior spirits an unmatched reputation with connoisseurs around the world. Armazem Vieira's Cachaça was rated #2 among hundreds of artisan producers by Brazilian Playboy magazine (August 2003).

Presenting 3 of their selection….

• Armazem Vieira Esmeralda, Solera 4 Year-Old
• Armazem Vieira Rubi, Solera 8 Year-Old
• Armazem Vieira Onix, Solera 16 Year-Old


Armazem Vieira follows the finest traditional methods and uses only choice sugarcane. The sugar cane juice is boiled and then sterilized in copper trays before regional wild yeast is added for fermentation. The resulting “wine” is distilled in a traditional copper pot still (alambique). Armazem Vieira is the product of the heart, the purest element of the distillate. The Cachaça is then aged for up to 20 years in barrels made from local Aririba wood, which imparts a unique color, bouquet, and taste. After this natural aging process is completed, the master distiller blends different aged barrels to create the optimal flavor profile for each product (via the Solera system). After blending, the Cachaça is filtered to guarantee clarity and purity, and bottled on site in transparent bottles that reveal the finished product’s depth and brilliance. The result is a rich, complex Cachaça of the highest quality.

Armazem Vieira Bar & Distillery

Armazem Viera’s name comes from the trading post, or “armazem,” built in 1840 by Sergio Vieira in Florianopolis , the state capital of Santa Catarina in Southern Brazil . Today, this historic building, which blends Masonic and Azorean architectural styles, contains the cellaring facilities for Armazem Vieira’s superior Cachaças as well as a unique Art Nouveaux bar. Situated on one of the first trails established on the island, the building was recognized as a historic landmark in 1984. A popular destination for tourists and locals, Armazem Vieira Bar offers fine regional cuisine, aged Cachaças, unique cocktails, and many cultural events.

For more information, visit Armazem Vieira’s website

Excalibur Enterprise, Inc. is the first U.S. Importer to introduce a full portfolio of fine spirits from Brazil to those of you with a taste for quality and a passion for the exotic. Excalibur is proud to give back to the nation that provides the foundation for its business and, as a supporter of the Dreams Can Be Foundation, is committed to addressing the enormous problem of homeless and impoverished children in Brazil ’s cities.

Excalibur Enterprise will donate a percentage of its profits to Dreams Can Be Foundation to present an annual Carnival Gala in New York City and major markets. Starting in 2005, top performers and celebrities will join Excalibur to celebrate the richness of Brazil ’s culture, multiply our contributions, and raise awareness about the problems affecting the country’s youngest citizens.

Other Excalibur brands include GRM cachaça , Rochinha cachaca , Beleza Pura Cachaca,Beleza Pura Caipirinha ,The Sommelier’s Selection Chardonnay, The Sommelier’s Selection Merlot and Brazilian Absinto (Absynthe) Camargo