Gaucho Country

Central and northern Uruguay is home of the gaucho – boots, breeches, belts, buckles and berets – the Basque influence is heavy and these guys dress like this every day for work. Indeed we passed one that was also wearing a black cape. the pace he was galloping along at, all that was missing was the mask and I would have mistaken him for Zorro. And the preferred beverage of the Gaucho is whiskey – not your single malts but the cheaper blends like Gold Times or Dunbar. Not heard of them? Probably because they’re local products made for local folk. Gauchos are like that – keep pretty much to themselves while those seeking modernity all move south to Montevideo or Punte del Este. But there are Kiwis moving into gaucho territory! Our Gaucho album is here

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