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Latin American spirits Archive

Drinking IZO Sotol From Durango, Mexico

Sotol is a Mexican spirit that has flown below the radar for many years, but this interesting liquor is popping up in more places lately and I just got to try a new entry from IZO, a distiller out of Durango state. Many visitors who have vacationed in Mexico have tried some good 100% blue [&hellip

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Maestro Tequila From Cuervo and Dobel

  The Maestro Tequila brand has a complicated back story and depending on which version you reach for, you get something traditional or something manipulated like Dobel Diamante. “They make that brand too?” It’s a common refrain in the gift shop of the Jose Cuervo distillery in the town of Tequila, which you can reach [&hellip

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The Top-10 Luxury Travel Blog Posts in a Boozy Year of Non-travel

  Here on this luxury travel blog we write about travel in Latin America, vacation or retirement real estate, plus wine and spirits from the region. We normally see that our readers gravitate to that last category a lot, but in a god-awful year where many countries closed their borders and it felt risky to [&hellip

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Ron Botran Reserva Rum From Guatemala

I’ve sung the praises—to whomever would listen—about another fine rum from Guatemala that’s better known than Botran, but apparently they’re doing something right in that country as this one is excellent too. Is Guatemala big enough to support two rum distilleries? Actually no: both this brand and Ron Zacapa are part of the generic-sounding Industrias [&hellip

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Milagro Tequila Review

Milagro means “miracle” in Spanish and it’s a miracle if you haven’t run into this tequila brand while browsing the duty free store at nearly any airport in North America. It’s also a minor miracle that a brand founded in just 1998 has become one of the most recognized, despite competing with the international conglomerates [&hellip

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Dano’s Infused Tequila With Pineapple and Jalapeno

I’m normally a guy who likes his spirits unadulterated and neat if they’re worthy of sipping, but I’ll gladly make an exception for this Dano’s Dangerous Infused Tequila. It is made with an infusion of fresh pineapple and jalapeno peppers and this is a match made in Mexican heaven. We already reviewed the award-winning blanco, [&hellip

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