Los Nahuales Metodo Antiguo tasting notes

Los Nahuales Metodo Antiguo tasting notes

Tradition exists for a reason. In this case it’s blending the tails into the body of the mezcal to bring the ABV down which also contributes to the flavor. Details • Location: Santiago, Matatlan • Agave: Domesticated espadín • Maestra Mezcalera: Karina Abad •...
Mal Bien Victor and Emanuel Ramos Madrecuixe tasting notes

Mal Bien Victor and Emanuel Ramos Madrecuixe tasting notes

You could drink this for days and never get tired. It’s a great exemplar of the mezcal craft. Details • Location: Mengoli de Morelos • Agave: Madrecuixe • Maestro Mezcalero: Victor and Emanuel Ramos • Quantity: 263 bottles • ABV: 52.3% Nose Fresh mintiness about...
Los Nahuales Special Edition No. 3 tasting notes

Los Nahuales Special Edition No. 3 tasting notes

The Los Nahuales Special Edition No. 3 sings of balance and diversity, reflecting the ensemble of agaves within. Details Location: Santiago MatatlanAgaves: 48% wild tobalá, 26% upland espadín, 13% wild tepextate, 13% sierrudo (agave americana)Maestro Mezcalero: Joel...
Yola Dia: Music, Mezcal and Feminism

Yola Dia: Music, Mezcal and Feminism

In our world of Mezcalistas events, mezcal, and the people who make it, are stars of the show and the mezcal tasting experience the raison d’tat. But mezcal does not exist in a vacuum and therefore the celebration of Mexican culture, food, music, and history is...
Agave Club at Junior

Agave Club at Junior

It’s so nice to find agave clubs evolving along with great bar talent as they open their own bars. The corner of 24th and Utah used to host one of the city’s numerous Jack’s bars which was one of the great shot-and-a-beer institutions and then evolved into a...
Mexican bitters make a stand

Mexican bitters make a stand

If you look closely at many a mezcal bar you’ll find three bottles of Mexican amari that really stand out from Royal Vallet in Mexico. The Fernet-Vallet, Amargo-Vallet, and Granada-Vallet are imported by Jacob Lustig of Haas Brothers which is also responsible for Don...
Eulogy for a mezcal bar

Eulogy for a mezcal bar

I was really sad to hear that Chicago’s Quiote and downstairs mezcaleria Todos Santos have closed. We’ve worked with both closely at Mexico in a Bottle in Chicago and have always enjoyed their hospitality. Quiote, helmed by chef Dan Salls delivered an amazing Mexican...

Live the experience of global mezcal!

That’s the title of this video promoting “Vive Mezcal,” a new mezcal event in Oaxaca scheduled for this coming September 12-14th. As you can see the video is heavily business focused, very well produced, and culminates with a candle lit hipster celebration. What’s...