Latin American spirits Archive

Ron Diplomatico Reserva Rum From South America

Sometimes the liquor store can yield some surprises that feel like a discovery of buried treasure. I was like a roaming pirate with a shovel and a map when I found this bottle of Ron Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva rum from Venezuela. If you asked most anyone to name something good that comes from Venezuela, if they [&hellip

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Olo Cachaca Rum From Brazil

We’ve reviewed a lot of fine rum on this blog, but haven’t said much about Brazil’s best-known spirit: cachaça. So let’s check out one of the easiest brands to find where I live in Florida: Olo Brazilian Rum. Since Brazilian rum is normally called cachaça, we’ve got a hint about the marketing challenge right there. [&hellip

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Fine Tequila Review: 99,000 Horas From Corralejo

Did you know that it takes 99,000 hours to make a bottle of tequila? That seemed like a high number when I saw the name of this premium tequila that’s the top of the Corralejo brand pyramid. When I did the math I realized they were counting the time it takes for the agave to [&hellip

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Drinks and Dining in Guadalajara, Mexico

While we often think of Mexican food as one long list on a menu, there’s actually a lot of variation between regions of the country and Guadalajara has its own spin on things. The second-largest city is also a culinary destination with plenty to try, so we recently posted a story on eating and drinking [&hellip

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Elusive Ron Potosi Aged Rum From Mexico

On paper, Mexico should be a prime rum producer. It grows sugar cane, it has the right climate in many spots, it’s between Cuba and Central America in terms of latitude. So far though, I haven’t found much rum at all from there, much less a brand that’s good enough to be sipped neat. I [&hellip

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The First Luxury Hotel in the Town of Tequila: Solar de las Animas

Tequila is not just the name of a fine spirit from Mexico; it’s also the name of a real Mexican town. Yes, that’s where the liquor got its name. In the past this pueblo magico has mostly been a day trip destination since good lodging options were scarce. The house of Cuervo took matters into [&hellip

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