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Liquid Living Magazine


Cabana Cachaça’s Distillery was founded in the early 1990’s in Jaguariuna, in the State of São Paulo in Brazil .

Importer and brand owner Matt i Anttila, a former investment banker in his late 20’s, had been exposed to cachaça during his extensive travels in Brazil . After several years of research, he found the perfect cachaça in São Paulo , a region with a terroir recognized for producing the best sugarcane in the world.


Cabana Cachaça’s innovative double-distillation process produces a clean spirit supremely smooth and enjoyable on the palate, which retains the important hints of freshly pressed sugarcane while minimizing the impurities that are commonly associated with cachaça.

In 2005, Matt i brought on his good friends Nick Barquin and Priscilla Bittencourt as partners and Cabana Cachaça & ABB Partners, LLC was born.

Targeting men & women in the highly prized 21-39 age group, Cabana’s rollout began in June, 2006. Currently available in New York , Florida , Connecticut , Washington D.C. , South Caroline and Tennessee , Cabana is expanding into the entire East Coast and then heading ‘due West’ and select locations Internationally in 2007. In five years, the brand is expected to be available in all 50 states and Europe , South American & Asia.

We asked Matt i what his wishes would be, if he only had 3. “More time in the day” were his first uttered words, not to be outdone by “For Cachaça as a category to become more than just the Caipirinha (cocktail) in the US” AND…”NO MORE NEW VODKAS!:

Matt i, an Aquarian, lives with his wife Jennifer in New York City . Contact Matt i at ABB Partners LLC matti@cabanacachaca.com.