Peru and the Amazon River~Part 4

2 May

A Life to Live

Melody Hendrix

Yagua Village’s Rum distillery and sugar cane fields




Our next adventure was to see one of the Amazons distilleries. This one produces rum from sugar cane, but others in the rainforest offer a variety of products including ethanol a biofuel made from sugar cane and other crops, which are a cleaner source of fuel, but still has a huge negative impact on the rainforest .



This was truly a primitive distillery. We all tasted four types of the rum. The pure sugar cane rum is called agua gente meaning burning water.




We also tasted rum mixed with molasses, rum mixed with molasses & ginger. This is often used for medicinal purposes. The natives often mix different medicinal or healing herbs with the rum. One mixture of rum and seven root is called jungle Viagra or underwear breaker. They use the molasses on cake or bread. This distillery makes about 1200 liters a year.


Next week, we will be going to Huacachina, an unbelievable oasis in the middle of the desert.

3 Responses to “Peru and the Amazon River~Part 4”

  1. dejahgatz May 3, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

    Can’t wait to see your photos for Huacachina!! I wish I had the chance to go there while in Peru.


  2. divoran09 May 2, 2017 at 3:28 pm #

    Such an interesting post. It kind of reminded me of when I had a taste of white lightening. One taste was all I ever needed. Love your pictures, too.


  3. Onisha Ellis May 2, 2017 at 11:11 am #

    What an amazing trip! The colors are beautiful.


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