About Aguardiente

About Aguardiente
Aguardiente is a generic term for a distilled sprit that contains between 29% to 60% alcohol. It is a term most often used in Spanish speaking countries; the word comes from the Spanish words aqua (water) and ardiente (fiery).

Some countries do use the term for a local distilled product, as is the case in Ecuador, where it is a beverage distilled from sugarcane or in Chile, where it is a product similar to grappa, as the skins and pulp of grapes are distilled.

Aguardiente is the national beverage of Colombia, where 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 Aguardiente

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.