Latin American spirits Archive

Clase Azul Tequila in a Hand-Crafted Bottle

Usually when you hear premium tequila described as coming in “a beautiful bottle,” that bottle is usually glass. There are a few that are packaged in real Mexican pottery though and the Clase Azul packages are real works of art. Made by hand on a pottery wheel, fired, and hand-painted with fine glazes, these are […]

Casa Dragones Sipping Tequila

Often here on the Luxury Latin America blog we’ll review brands of tequila that taste like a high-end spirit but are priced at $40 a bottle or less. Casa Dragones is definitely not one of those. At a list price of $275, this is an ultra-premium tequila best given as a client gift or a […]

Tequila Clasico de Centinela Review

In our seemingly never-ending series of great bottles of tequila for surprisingly low prices, we present Clasico de Centinela reposado. It’s another great find in Mexico that won’t set you back very much for good quality. If you just look at the marketing, this feels like a brand at war with itself. The name, Clasico, […]

The Great Guelaguetza Festival in Oaxaca

If you happen to be planning a summer trip to Oaxaca for next year, you might as well go all out and hit the Guelaguetza Festival at the end of July. Held each year in the colonial capital city, the centerpiece is a spectacular dance performance in an outdoor amphitheater that features colorful dances from […]

Sampling Mezcal in Oaxaca

I’m currently in the city of Oaxaca in Mexico and was fortunate enough to be here the week of the Guelaguetza Festival. That big dance performance is the main event, but there are all kinds of events happening around town at the same time, including a big Mezcal Fair. So in one place I was […]

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 […]