Will cachaca be the new gin? If you ask Stijn Hiers (Rotselaar, Belgium) the answer will be 'yes'. A book about the national spirit of Brazil; cachaça.
Will cachaca be the new gin? If you ask Stijn Hiers (Rotselaar, Belgium) the answer will be 'yes'. As a whisky- and rum connoisseur he came into contact with this Brazilian top destillate many years ago, thanks to his Brazilian wife. Since 2014 he is probably the only cachaca ambassador in Western Europe.
De Adem van de Tijger' (The Tiger's Breath) is not his first book on distilled beverages. Hiers is also editor for Whisky Passion and writer of the book 'Vrijheid en Whisky' (Freedom and whisky).
In 'De Adem van de Tijger' Hiers tells the history of cachaca - entangled deep whitin the history of Brazil itself - explains the production process of cachaca, the different types of cachaca that exist, the influence of typical Brazilian wood on the maturation of the spirit, gives an insight in 20 of the best cachaca distilleries in Brazil, and so on.