Latin American spirits Archive

Taste Test: El Dorado Rum From Guyana, South America

Sometimes I like to wander through the rum section of a new store I’m visiting and see if I’ve missed anything I should be checking out. Usually I walk away with nothing, but this time I saw a manager’s recommendation raving about El Dorado rum from Guyana. I had to get it and see if […]

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Don Julio 1942 – Fine Tequila in a Tall Bottle

“If you don’t like this, it’s safe to say there’s no tequila you’re going to like,” said one magazine editor to another who was skeptical about the spirit. “Oh, that’s quite good,” he replied, banishing all memories of shots with salt and lime in his college days. In reviewing the best go-to choice in any […]

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Don Julio Tequila Review – Reposado and Anejo

As I’ve mentioned before on this site, if you want to bring a gift to impress to a Mexican who drinks, the safest bet you can make is Don Julio tequila. You could spend more on Clase Azul and create a bigger impression because of the hand-made porcelain bottle, but Don Julio Reposado or Anejo […]

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Ron Prohibido Rum From Mexico: a Good First Attempt

Despite growing plenty of sugar cane and having a variety of altitudes for aging, it’s been quite a while since Mexico produced a quality rum. As in you may have to go back to the pre-revolution days when Spaniards ruled the lands. The resurrected story from that time is the one behind the name of […]

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Cazadores Tequila in a Revamped Bottle

The iconic tequila brands of Mexico tend to differ quite a bit from what you commonly see abroad and one of the most popular throughout Mexico is Cazadores—“the hunters.” With its distinctive buck head with antlers on the bottle, it’s long been easy to pick out from the other side of the bar. The design […]

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Ron Pampero Aniversario Rum is Worth Seeking Out

Twice I’ve tried Ron Pampero Aniversario Rum over a period of several days and both times I’ve made a note to buy it again when I got home. Then when I got home, I never saw it in a store. That may be because this fine rum is from Venezuela. There’s not much of anything […]

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