The first book written in the English language to narrate the amazing history of the world's third largest selling spirit: cachaça. Drinks historians Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller disclose the secrets of cachaça's Asian ancestry and noble birth in Brazil. They explain the spirits integration into Brazilian history and culture from its rise in the Sixteenth Century to the Nineteenth Century propaganda that led to its disfavor among the upper and middle classes. The rediscovery of Brazil's native soul in the Twentieth Century leads to a discussion to the recent raise in international popularity of this versatile spirit. The book was defines the differences amongst rum, rhum agricole, and cachaça; provides tasting session procedures; offers classic and modern cocktail recipes as well as food pairings.