Sparkle Donkey Invades the U.S.

| October 2, 2012

Black Rock Spirits, makers of Bakon Vodka, a brand that in only three years has gained nation-wide distribution and an extremely loyal fan base is assisting with the US distribution of Sparkle Donkey Silver and Sparkle Donkey Reposado tequilas. Until now, this 100% agave award-winning tequila with a rich heritage has only been available in small batches.

The tale of the elusive Sparkle Donkey (or ‘El Burro Esparkalo’ as it’s known to locals) is as rich with history as it is with mystery. Legend has it that one of the most well documented sightings of El Burro Esparkalo was in the late 1800s in a small Mexican village in the Jalisco region. Residents say that the donkey saved their village after spring floods destroyed their agave fields, bringing barrels of tequila down the mountain. Analysis confirms that the 100% Agave tequila is handcrafted somewhere in the Jalisco region using high-sugar agave and volcanic spring water, but beyond that, not much is known.

Both the silver ($20) and the reposado ($25) are quite worthy of a try. The silver highlights aromas of sweet plantains with a dryish medium body while the reposado’s pale golden color boasts delightfully sweet marshmallow and coconut qualities.