about kwame

MIM Kwame

MIM BRANDY KWAME is a soft and mild brandy, with notes of vanilla, oak and a mild taste of cashew apples. The blend consists of 16 carefully selected barrels, each with its own unique characteristics, which perfectly play together to create a full-bodied and balanced taste.

Country of origin Ghana

handmade african quality

MIM BRANDY KWAME is named after our indispensable and caring Kwame, whom faithfully and reliably fits his spectrum of tasks at both the cashew-processing factory and at the distillery in Ghana. Kwame is a kind and peaceful soul. Everyone feels comfortable around Kwame.
In the local language, Twi, each person has an additional local name that refers to the weekday he/she was born. Kwame refers to Saturday and is a name he is proud of.

Nose: This brandy is a little shy in the beginning but reveals a heavy sweetness with notes of fresh apples and vanilla after a few minutes. The sweetness is paired with some delicate freshness but is definitely less acidic than its acquaintance Nana. It does, however, show a similar spicy note in the end.
Palate: Mild with a pleasant flavor of sweet apples. This brandy is very balanced in taste and is an easy sipper.

Still pot
Alcohol 44%
Volume 0,5L
Age 6-7 years
Produced by MIM
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About the producer

MIM

We hand collect ripe cashew apples from our plantations every day to ensure freshness. Our organic cashew apples go through a stringent selection for optimum quality, then further through a thorough washing and juicing process. We then add yeast to the fresh juice, which immediately starts a 3-day fermentation process. We then carefully double distill the freshly fermented organic cashew apple juice to
obtain the purest spirit. We then dilute this to 60% with our purest quality rainforest
water, and age it in high quality oak wood barrels for 2 years before bottling.
Due to the nature of the exotic cashew apple, which deteriorates within 24-48 hours
after picking, we only use fruits from our own organic plantation to produce the brandy. Therefore, we are proud to be able to produce a truly organic brandy.

About the producer

MIM

Mim Cashew Brandy is a unique and exotic brandy, for true connoisseurs. Developed by Desmond Charmant, descendant of the French-origined Austro-Hungarian Charmant family, our brandy originates from the Mim Cashew plantation. Desmond Charmant founded Mim Cashew in the late 1970’s in Mim, a small rural village located in the pristine rainforest at the foot of the beautiful rocky outcrops of the Brong mountains in Midwest Ghana. His original goal was use the rich, red soil to grow and process cashew nuts. But after some time, it became clear that the nature of the cashew apples was also valuable and promising that he decided to experiments with creating alcoholic drink from these exotic fruits. Desmond Charmant succeeded in developing a single distilled alcoholic drink in the early 2000’s. Desmond’s wish was to aspire to Cognac.