Latin American spirits Archive

Drinking Sotol in Chihuahua

If you’re drinking a spirit that tasted like tequila but it’s not tequila, what is it? If it comes from Chihuahua, you’re probably drinking sotol. There are strict regulations on what can and can’t be called tequila and part of that relates to where the agave is grown. (It’s like Champagne or Scotch whiskey.) Once [&hellip

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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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