Latin American spirits Archive

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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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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A Visit to Corralejo Tequila Distillery in Guanajuato State

You would normally have to visit the areas near Guadalajara in Mexico to get a tequila distillery tour, but there’s one great exception near Guanajuato and Leon: Corralejo. Not only is this a well-known tequila brand in an iconic bottle, but the place also offers an interesting tour and tasting. Yes, most tequila is from [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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