Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Bacanora or Bacanono – We Report You Decide

An exploration of the spirit world that leads Gregor Samsa to ponder the existence of God.

Simply put Bacanora is Mexican moonshine made from the smoked hearts of the agave. Although commercially produced pretenders have begun to come to market they degrade the true spirit of Bacanora. Your bottle should be corked and consist of a recycled tequila, mescal or occasionally a canola oil bottle. Recent experiments involving the unholy combination of Nyquil and Bacanora indicate that it has promise as a cure for the common cold and the flu.

WARNINGS: It may not make you see God but it very well could make you pray to him like the poor fellow in the Ex Voto. Our sources indicate that our dear Yosef was a happily-married childless millionaire before he wandered down the black agave path. Look at him now and be forewarned.

Verdict Gregor Samsa: At its best smoky and peppery with overtones of burnt tortillas. At its worst a chemically anti-freeze like taste overwhelms the hooch rendering it undrinkable without mucho mixer. It’s a crapshoot.

Verdict PupH: Lips that touch liquor shall never touch mine.*

*Unless they are smeared with peanut butter.