Gilabert, Philippe (GB)
Having visited a number of rum-producing countries and islands over the years, the author’s travels took him to Santo Antão in Cape Verde, where he discovered grogue, the sugar cane spirit. He found himself captivated by this exquisite product which embodies the unique flavours and aromas of the terroir.
What started as a vacation turned into a life-changing visit. Countless tastings and friendly encounters inspired him to write a book about this special spirit in the hope of familiarising future visitors to Cape Verde with the sugar cane’s journey “from field to glass”.