Latin American spirits Archive

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

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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

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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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