Aguardiente Antioqueno is the largest selling Colombian Aguardiente in the world and in Colombia. Its natural flavor is the trademark of this dry spirit. A traditional dry spirit of Colombia made of molasses, virgin honey, sugar and anise. Taking on the very essence of anise which is pronounced in both its nose and on the palate.
In Colombia, aguardiente known as guaro,is an anise-flavoured liqueur derived from sugarcane, popular in the Andean region. Each department of Colombia holds the rights to produce it, but aguardiente produced in one region can be sold in another. By adding different amounts of aniseed, different flavours are obtained, leading to extensive marketing and fierce competition between brands. Aguardiente has 24%–29% alcohol content. Other anise-flavoured liqueurs similar to aguardiente, but with a lower alcohol content, are also sold. Aguardiente has maintained, since the Spanish era, the status of the most popular alcoholic beverage in the Andean regions of Colombia, with the notable exception of the Caribbean region, where rum is most popular. In general, aguardiente is rarely drunk in cocktails, and usually drunk neat.