What is "aguardiente"?
‘Aguardiente’ means ‘fire-water’ (from the Latin ‘aqua ardens’), and refers to a generic rather than specific spirit. It is very strong, and can be distilled from various sources, including grape must and sugar cane. It is sometimes flavoured. You will find it in various forms throughout the Spanish speaking world, running the spectrum from cheap rotgut, to a fairly polished product. It really depends on the maker.
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