The History of Brazilian Cachaca
No one knows who developed cachaca or exactly where it comes from, but they do know its beginnings reside in Brazil's colonial period (around 1530). Legend has it someone discovered that by boiling the juice leftover from sugarcane, a sweet libation is created. Back then, cachaca was enjoyed most by peasants and slaves.
Tagged with the title "a poor man's drink," cachaca was actually given to slaves as a reward for a job well done. Now, however, Brazilian cachaca is widely enjoyed at home, abroad and among all social classes.