The Oldest and Most Widely Respected Tequila Moves Beyond Donkey-Only Distribution Black Rock Spirits, makers of Bakon Vodka, a brand that in only three years gained nation-wide distribution and a fanatical fan base, is proud to announce a new partnership to assist in the US distribution of Sparkle Donkey Silver and Sparkle Donkey Reposado tequilas.

Fans of the Sparkle Donkey brand have been around for decades in the US, but until now were unable to find it consistently or in large quantities. Despite its rarity, notable spirits competitions and judges have praised the limited edition tequila’s quality. Sparkle Donkey Silver was recently awarded a Gold Medal (rated 93 points, ‘Exceptional’) at the 2012 BTI International Spirits Competition. The Reposado also earned a Silver Medal (rated 88 points, ‘Highly Recommended’) at the competition.

Is Your Favorite Tequila Old Enough? Maybe not.

As most tequila aficionados know, heritage is critical to the taste of any tequila. There are many tequilas to choose from and some have been around for three, four, even five generations. Black Rock Spirits is proud to be importing tequila with a heritage that goes back not generations, but centuries. We’re also pleased that the Institute of Tequila Studies has recently completed an in-depth historical archive of the World’s Best Tequila™ and the legend behind it, the Sparkle Donkey.

The Tale of a Village

The tale of the elusive Sparkle Donkey (or ‘El Burro Esparkalo’ as it’s know to locals) is as rich with history as it is with mystery. Legend has it that one of the most well documented sightings of El Burro Esparkalo was in the late 1800s in a small Mexican village in the Jalisco region. Residents say that the donkey saved their village after spring floods, bringing barrels of tequila down the mountain.

Visit the Historical Archive

If you would like to hear the full story of Sparkle Donkey Tequila please visit the Sparkle Donkey web site.