It’s a great day for director Steven Soderbergh’s Bolivian spirit brand Singani 63.
After years of fighting, the new agreement means that the US will now recognise Singani, a type of brandy, as a distinctive product of Bolivia. In response, Bolivia will recognise Bourbon and Tennessee whiskey as US products.
Following the move, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) will publish a notice of the proposed rule and seek comments from the public.
Bolivia will grant the product recognition no more than 30 days after the US publishes a final rule to grant product status for Singani.
Known as Bolivia’s national drink, Singani is a distilled spirit made from white Muscat grapes and according to data from Euromonitor International in 2018, accounts for nearly half of the total volume of sales in the spirits category in Bolivia.
For more information, go to singani63.com