NETA is finally here

NETA is finally here

My first inkling about NETA’s existence was six years ago after the first Mexico in a Bottle. It was a stressful day because it was our first real, honest to god public mezcal tasting, so we’d been running around putting out fires for weeks and finally had a mezcal...
Neta Tobaziche tasting notes

Neta Tobaziche tasting notes

Details Location: Miahuatlán, OaxacaAgave: Tobaziche (A. karwinskii)Maestro Mezcalero: Celso Garcia CruzQuantity: 40 litersVintage: May 2018ABV: 47.2%Tasting Keywords: Bittersweet chocolate, horchata. NOM: UncertifiedBuy it today: SOLD OUT! Nose It’s like...
Neta Madrecuixe tasting notes

Neta Madrecuixe tasting notes

Details Location: MiahuatlanAgave: Madrecuixe (A. karwinskii) Maestro Mezcalero: Grupo LogocheQuantity: 399 litersVintage: October 2016ABV: 46.7%Tasting keywords: Herbal and Jolly RancherNOM: UncertifiedBuy it today Nose A really fruity scent that reminds me of a...
Neta Espadin tasting notes

Neta Espadin tasting notes

Details Location: Miahuatlan, OaxacaAgave: Espadin Maestro Mezcalero: Candido Garcia CruzQuantity: 900 litersVintage: March 2015ABV: 49.15%Tasting keywords: Minerals and sugar. NOM: UncertifiedBuy it today Nose Part of what makes this espadin so special is its salty...
Neta Ensemble tasting notes

Neta Ensemble tasting notes

Details Location: Miahuatlan, OaxacaAgave: Ensemble of Madrecuixe, Bicuixe, and EspadínMaestro Mezcalero: Ranulfo Garcia PachechoVintage: May 2018Quantity: 800 litersABV: 49.85%Tasting keywords: bitter sweet balanceNOM: UncertifiedBuy it today Nose Cocoa powder and...

Neta Bicuixe tasting notes

Details Location: MiahuatlanAgave: Bicuixe Maestro Mezcalero: Hermogenes VasquezVintage: April 2016Quantity: 200 litersABV: 46.9%Tasting keywords: green, fresh cut brush, herbalNOM: UncertifiedBuy it today Nose Hermogenes’ bicuixe has an intensely herbal nose....
Agaves of Durango

Agaves of Durango

Each region has its own ecosystem with a unique set of endemic agave varieties. Durango, with more mezcal than ever in the market, is becoming a star region and undoubtedly people want to know more about the varieties found from this state. With plenty of sprawling...

The Evolution of La Luna Mezcal

From left to right, Adrian Gallegos, Salvador Chavez, and Maestro Hernan Hernandez Scott. A couple weeks ago I visited La Luna Mezcal’s vinata in Cotija, Michoacán with Salvador Chavez, the founder and CEO. We were just in time to catch an ensamble distilling...