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VooDoo Spirits

Tambour Original: Born in Africa, celebrated in the USA


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Can an American Entrepreneur Bottle and Export Benin's Voodoo Spirit?
June 9, 2016
Palm wine has a long and illustrious history as the moonshine of West Africa. For years, farmers have tapped the sap from palm trees and let it ferment in any kind of container - from a gourd shell to a sawed-off plastic jerry can.
Boissons : avec "Tambour", le sodabi conquiert les bars à cocktail - JeuneAfrique.com
June 6, 2016
En misant sur la qualité et un design très étudié, deux Américains sont en passe de faire de cette liqueur ouest-africaine traditionnelle un incontournable des bars à cocktail. Et ce grâce à leur marque dénommée "Tambour" qui se fournit auprès de paysans béninois.
Sodabi: the West African palm-spirits - African Happy Hour
January 28, 2016
Typical West African spirits, sodabi is a palm liquor obtained from distilling palm wine. The word sodabi, it is said, comes from the name of its Beninese inventor, who learnt the distillation technique from the European in the early twentieth century. It is known by many names: koutoukou in Ivory Coast, Akpeteshie in Ghana or Ogogoro in Nigeria.
Sodabi tambour: un spiritueux béninois qui s'exporte
August 25, 2015
Le Sodabi, un spiritueux traditionnel béninois obtenu à partir de la distillation du vin de palme se modernise. Ecce Africa: Comment est née l'idée de fabriquer le Sodabi Tambour ? Si le procédé de fabrication de la boisson était, jusque-là, resté identique à celui des origines, deux entrepreneurs occidentaux bousculent, aujourd'hui, les habitudes et se réapproprient la recette du nectar local.
Local Man Launches New Spirits Venture in Africa
July 18, 2014
A local Rochester man, Jake Muhleman had an idea while he was in France doing his MBA and partnered with a past Peace Corp advisor in West Africa to start a micro distillery in West Africa after trying a local product there called Sodabi.
The International Start-Up the topic of discussion with our second guest Jake Muhleman. The recent International MBA graduate of the EDHEC Business School in Nice France is launching a socially responsible export business in Benin, West Africa.
October 26, 2012
the CEO Hour, October 26th, 2012. Jake Muhleman | Entrepreneur | Exports to West Africa Jake is presently launching a socially responsible export business in West Africa following the completion of an international MBA at EDHEC Business School in Nice, France. He did undergraduate research at the MIT Media Lab...
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