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Latin American spirits Archive

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

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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

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Casa Don Ramon Tequila: Beautiful Bottle, Attractive Price

If you find yourself in Mexico, looking at a wall of 100 tequila brands to choose from, you might want to reach for Don Ramon Reposado and save a few bucks. You’ll get a nice 100% blue agave tequila with some heritage, in a bottle that makes it look like it should cost far more [&hellip

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Don Julio 70 Claro Tequila Plays Tricks on Your Senses

Don Julio 70 Claro tequila came out on the company’s 70th anniversary earlier this decade, but it has taken a while for it to spread out through distributors, retailers, and bars. I’ve been seeing it fairly often lately in Mexican supermarkets and hotel lounges though, so I tried it twice this past week to see [&hellip

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Altos Tequila Doesn’t Quite Fly High

Altos Tequila would inspire tequila lovers in the know to naturally think of “Los Altos,” the higher-elevation area of Jalisco state where much of the the most interesting agave is grown and some of the most complex tequila is made. The spirit from this clay soil area tends to have more tastes flitting around the [&hellip

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Ron Parce Colombian Rum Is a Real Contender

A chance encounter at my local liquor store led me to Ron Parce, the best Colombian rum I have tasted so far. In the past I haven’t been especially impressed with rum from Colombia, finding most of it much better for cocktails than sipping neat. Good times, even out of a cardboard box, but not [&hellip

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