European Union External Action

"Exporters' stories from the ESA EPA region" - Issue No 2

Mauritius , 21/11/2018 - 08:17, UNIQUE ID: 181121_23

"Exporters' stories from the ESA EPA region" tell stories of entrepreneurs who benefit from the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and signatory countries of the Eastern and Southern Africa region. Richard and Bernard d’Offay started to commercially distill and age rum in their natal land of Seychelles in 2002. They decided to venture unto unknown and turn their ancestors' passion for amateur distilling and experimentation into a business or even – a life project. And they had from whom to learn: first it was their grandfather, a famous local doctor, and then their father who spend a lifetime experimenting with distillation.


Takamaka rum in Seychelles



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