Episode 83

Published on:

24th Dec 2021

Episode 83: Ancho Reyes

Episode 83 features Ancho Reyes Liqueur which is bottled in 750ml at 40% ABV, or 80 proof, and it retails for about $27.

Enjoy this episode with a spicy margarita.

Ancho Reye's official website: https://anchoreyes.com/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1927 - Locally made Menjurje of Ancho Chiles is consumed in Puebla, Mexico
  • 2013 - Ancho Reyes liqueur is launched
  • 2016 - Ancho Reyes Verde is introduced
  • 2017 - Sales reach about 40,000 cases
  • 2019 - The Campari Group buys Ancho Reyes as part of a $35.7 million deal
  • 2021 - Drinks International ranks Ancho Reyes as the 8th most popular liqueur

Key Cocktails:

Ancho Reyes is sweetened, and therefore can be used in place of other sweeteners in cocktails. Try this spicy margarita recipe from the back label:

1 oz. Ancho Reyes

1 oz. Tequila

0.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

0.5 oz. Light Agave Syrup

Shake with ice, strain into a double rocks glass over ice, garnish with a lime wheel.


Casa Lumbre

Alcademics Distillery Tour, Circa 2015

Weholden Design Agency

The Bon Vivants

Drinks International 2021 Brands Report

Campari's Purchase of Ancho Reyes

Old Liquors Magazine Article

Vallarta Daily Article on Ancho Reyes

Punch Drink Article on Ancho Reyes

Authority Magazine Interview with Iván Saldaña

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Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur is a podcast for anyone that enjoys distilled spirits!

Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

So enjoy each episode whenever you have time, but it's recommended you enjoy a liquor or liqueur during the show!

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Matthew Birchard

I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.