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Latin American spirits Archive

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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Cazul 100 Reposado Tequila Review

I had seen the name Cazul 100 pop up now and then in spirits competitions and saw some high ratings of it here and there, so when I saw this tequila in the airplane bottle section in a Florida liquor store, I picked a couple up to try at home. It’s made from 100% blue [&hellip

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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

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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

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