At the time of Portugese colonization in the 15th century, the sugar cane crop was organized and developed and with it came the creation of cachaça. At the beginning, it was drunk on the farmsteads, but then cachaça spread, across the country; Today it is Brazil’s national drink.
The family distillery THOMAZ DE AQUINO founded in 1906 (GRUPO THOQUINO), has produced cachaça for over 100 years.
It is found in SAO JOAO DA BARRA in the Campos region (Rio State) the traditional home of sugar cane production since 1532. This region is blessed with an exceptional soil and has an exceptional number of hours of sunshine.
It is one of the rare distilleries to have its own sugar cane plantations, which lets it control the production on the plantation and guarantees constant quality.