Latin American spirits Archive

Mocambo 15-year Rum From Veracruz, Mexico

Sometimes I have to leave Mexico to try a new Mexican rum and that was the case when I stumbled upon Mocambo Rum from Veracruz. I did a double-take when I saw this single barrel aged rum on the shelf at a Total Wine store in Florida since I’ve never seen it once in Mexico. [&hellip

Read More…

Award-winning Dano’s Dangerous Tequila

The founder of Dano’s Dangerous Tequila is a former traveling surfer who started out making tequila infused with pineapple and jalapeno peppers for his friends.  (We’ll check that version out in another post). The company eventually gravitated to the traditional blanco, reposado, and anejo versions though and it seems they connected with the right partners [&hellip

Read More…

Mezcal That’s Not From Oaxaca: Moyolo and Vete al Quiote

We do not cover mezcal on this blog as much as we cover the most popular spirits from Latin America: tequila and rum. I’ll freely admit that this is because of the same reason we don’t cover pisco and cachaça often: they usually don’t taste all that great when you drink them neat. There’s a [&hellip

Read More…

Sampling Rum-like Charanda From Michoacan, Mexico

I have been coming to Mexico for around 16 years and I’ve lived in the country off and on since 2010. The first time I tasted Charanda, however, was in 2020. This despite the fact I live one state north from Michoacan, where this rum-like liquor is made. There are a few spirits from Mexico [&hellip

Read More…

The 27 Best Tequila Brands That You Have Probably Never Heard About

If you wanted to go search online to find the best tequila brands, it should be an easy job, right? See which ones get picked the most and then you’ll be set. Unfortunately, as I’ve learned after researching this subject for years, there’s almost no agreement from article to article, from competition to competition. In [&hellip

Read More…

Evaga Extra Añejo Tequila Aged Four Years

I’m always looking for an interesting new tequila brand I haven’t heard of to try and I recently picked up a bottle of Evaga Extra Anejo in a store in Guanajuato, Mexico. It turns out this one is made in the namesake town of Tequila in Jalisco, the home of Jose Cuervo, Sauza, Orendain, and [&hellip

Read More…

Join our Latin America Travel insiders list, get a luxury hotel upgrade report: join here