A mighty wave of Brazilian Cachaça is hitting the shores of the U.S. Long mainly just a drink of Brazil, Cachaça is making inroads in other countries, including the U.S.
I have talked about Cachaça before, including about one of my favorites, Beija Cachaça. Well Cachaca has now hit the pages of Business Week. There is an interesting article, The Next Tequila, that talks about the growing popularity of Cachaça.
Germany currently imports the most amount of Cachaça from Brazil but it is catching on in the U.S. In 2006, over 65,000 nine-liter cases of Cachaça were sold in the U.S., a 63% increase from 2005. This is still a mere pittance when compared to something like Tequila, where the U.S. imported over 9 million cases.
If you want to be in on the cutting edge of alcohol and spirits, then maybe you should try some Cachaça. And if you are local, seek out Beija, which is perfect just on the rocks or in a cocktail.