The Southern “art of moonshining” comes to the Yucatan Peninsula

Costa Maya Mahahual

I am sharing an article today from the Yucatan Times that I wrote about Mango Moonshinig in Xcalak.

The Southern “art of moonshining” comes to the Yucatan Peninsula

Xcalak is a village of 500 inhabitants in the municipality of Othón P. Blanco, Quintana Roo, on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Xcalak is one of the last “unspoiled” stretches of Mexican Caribbean located on the southern end of the Costa Maya.

TYT’s contributor Stewart E. Rogers Jr., who is originally from Greenville, South Carolina, published on his blog costamayalife.com the story of these expat distillers who are manufacturing batches of homemade liquor in this tiny fishing village south of Mahahual, Quintana Roo. 


Where I come from in South Carolina, we are famous for our moonshine, that is brewed in the hills and mountains of North Carolina and South Carolina.  I was very surprised when I found out that there is moonshine…

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