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A Nigerian spirit goes upmarket

A Nigerian spirit goes upmarket

WITH each tap, drops of palm sap fall onto the dewy foliage in the bush in Sapele, a town in Delta State, Nigeria. The group of harvesters has one mission - to collect as much nectar sap as possible during this bumper harvest. The next crop may not be as bountiful. “Our palm sap harvest depends on the natural cycle of harmattan and rainy seasons every year. The number of units produced is determined by how bountiful our harvest is,” explains Chibu Akukwe, co-founder of the small batch palm spirit, Pedro’s Premium Ogogoro, from his Lagos base. The sap is a key…
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