Latin American spirits Archive

Sipping 18- and 25-year Flor de Caña in the Rum Room

A while back I reviewed the 12-year Flor de Caña rum, which is one of the easiest premium bottles to find at the luxury hotels and resorts we often cover in Luxury Latin America. When I stayed at fabulous Mukul Resort earlier this year, however, at the top of my list after the sun went [...]

Flor de Cana 12-year Rum Review

Flor de Caña Centenario 12-year Rum is certainly one of the finest in the world. It comes not from some Caribbean island, but from the Central American country of Nicaragua. The name means “sugar cane flower” and it has a sweet smell indeed. (Gringo tip: the last word is pronounced “KAHN-ya,” like Kanye West with [...]

Taste Test: Ron Zacapa Centenario XO Rum

I am fully aware that Guatemala would not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of the origin of a bottle of rum costing $100. Earlier this month I got to try a healthy pour of fine Ron Zacapa Centenario XO though and I’m ready to go on record saying this [...]

Tequila Taste Test: Alacran in the Black Bottle

I first tried Alacrán tequila few years ago when I stayed at Capella Ixtapa and was high on the view before I even touched any alcohol. Maybe it was the atmosphere, but I really liked it then, only in part because it was laid out complimentary for guests in the lounge. This brand is only [...]

Taste Test: Medellin Rum From Colombia

Ron Medellin is the one brand you’re sure to run across while traveling in Colombia. So you might want to stick to cocktails. Last year I attended a big travel trade show in Cartagena, Colombia. At the big opening night bash, sponsored by Avianca Airlines, all the liquor on offer was imported, including rum from [...]