About Colombian Spirits

About Colombian Spirits
Rum is an important spirit in Colombia; aged rums range from three years maturation to almost ten; a number of these aged rums are value priced. The lighter, non-aged rums are made for mixing with fruit juice in cocktails.

The most important spirit in Colombia, however is aguardiente. This is a clear spirit distilled from sugar cane molasses and anise seed; it is similar in many ways to grappa from Italy. It is served in small shot glasses after dinner or sometimes used as the base for an aguardiente sour, which is mixed with orange and lime juice.

Top Picks for Colombia

Bacan Guaro Aguardiente 24
92 points
Light and licorice-y, a fun smooth spirit for light sipping and chilling out with.
Bacan Guaro Aguardiente 29
87 points
So light and delicate on the palate with a mild anise sweetness and pleasantly refreshing mint flavor.