Santos Dumont Rum
Santos Dumont his father, French born Henri Dumont was known as the coffee king of Brazil and on the family's vast farm named Cabangu in the state of Minas Gerais near São Paulo.
They took advantage of the latest inventions in order to increase the efficiency in the production at the plantation.
From the sugar cane grown on the plantation there were distilled Rum and Cachaca.
Alberto Santos Dumont was from early
childhood fascinated by the machines they employed on the farm, where they had a large steam tractor, which he drove often as a child, as well as a railway with a steam driven locomotive.
He was a great fan of Jules Verne and had read all his books before his 10th. birthday.
Santos Dumont wrote in his autobiography that the dream of flying came to him, while contemplating the magnificent skies of Brazil on the long sunny afternoons at the plantation.