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Tequila – Mexico’s National Distillate
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Tequila – Mexico’s National Distillate

Mexico’s most popular spirit has a long history. When Spaniards invaded indigenous lands in the 16th century, what is today Mexico, Aztecs were already drinking pulque ( a mildy alcohlic beverage which was consumed sicne pre-Columbian times). When Spaniards run out of brandy they began distilling pulque. By 1608 the […]

Rare and Unique Liqueurs
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Rare and Unique Liqueurs

Liqueurs were first produced in monasteries by abbots and their disciples as medicinal elixirs. Over time, thousands of liqueurs were concocted and used by both religious orders and bartenders. Millions like to enjoy their cup of coffee with a shot of their preferred liqueur, others choose to enjoy their liqueur […]

world wide alcohol consumption
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Present world wide alcohol consumption trends

Since the run of the century a trend of drinking less but high quality alcoholic beverages has developed in western industrialized countries. This has been achieved with careful marketing strategies of international beverage companies that own huge distilleries in several countries. Here are some statistics that may interest readers. (See […]