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Southern Honduras Sights

Distilería El Buen Gusto

  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

Fodor's Review

One of Honduras's most popular alcoholic beverages is distilled right here in Yuscarán. Aguardiente literally translates as "burning water," and that might just be the feeling you get in your gullet as it goes down. The liquor is an acquired taste, and it packs a punch. The folks at the El Buen Gusto distillery who make Aguardiente Yuscarán—the label contains an illustration of the town—give informal free tours of their facility and are happy to show you the process of distilling sugarcane into the clear, slightly sweet product everybody refers to in shorthand as guaro. Just show up at the distillery during opening hours and someone will show you around. On the off chance that no one is available to give you a tour, you'll be told when you can come back. Tours are in Spanish only. Although El Buen Gusto, in operation since 1939, is the town's largest employer, by informal agreement its product is not for sale in stores in Yuscarán. You can get a small bottle at the end of your tour.

Sight Information

Address:

Yuscarán, Honduras

Phone:

/No phone

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Weekdays 7–noon and 1–4, Sat. 7–noon

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