Vietnam, its rums, its gins. Surprising? No. Almost every country produces spirits for a global market that is eager for them. Vietnam is no exception.
The world of spirits, like the world of wine, places the quality of the raw material at the top of its list. Vietnam, with its mountains and high plateaus covering two thirds of its 1,650 kilometres, offers an incredible biodiversity to those who venture there. Here, different climates (ranging from continental to equatorial) and ecosystems (highlands in the north and centre, mountains and hills in the north and south, and the delta in the south) are home to a wide range of herbs, spices and citrus fruits, some of which are found nowhere else. The land, its fields and forests are