Agaves De Michoacan: Cupreata & Inaequidens

Agaves De Michoacan: Cupreata & Inaequidens

Learning about agave varieties is fun but complex. Particularly outside of Oaxaca where the regions have less resources and it is a slower process to officially distinguish and classify agave species, the communities rely on internal knowledge. One of the most...
Michoacan: 400 years of mezcal history

Michoacan: 400 years of mezcal history

Mezcal history is always a little murky, and often-times the best sources are trusted people’s stories, rather than historical texts. This is especially true in Michoacan, where mezcal was forced underground–both figuratively and literally for a long stretch of...
The Tequila Dictionary

The Tequila Dictionary

American Distilling Institute Director of Spirits Information Eric Zandona has written The Tequila Dictionary, a very useful guide to all things tequila while connecting it to the world of agave spirits. He obviously sucked up tons of information while living in...
Delving into the ancestral category

Delving into the ancestral category

Intro Wahaka’s second new project of the year is a back to the future Ensemble en Barro. Details Location: San Dionisio Ocotepec Agave: Cultivated 80% espadin and 20% arroqueño Maestro Mezcalero: Alberto Morales Mendez ABV: 45% Batch: 170 bottles NOM: O148X Background...
The state of mezcal – 2019

The state of mezcal – 2019

This past week Tales of the Cocktail managed to happen successfully in New Orleans. For a few minutes there it seemed like the apocalypse was going to descend, fortunately it was spared and the confluence of bartenders, spirits producers, and all the hangers on that...
So you want to grow agave

So you want to grow agave

Let’s say you want to make mezcal or just learn how to propagate agave. There are plenty of resources out there but now there’s a pamphlet that is designed just for you. It’s in Spanish so that may deter some, but it’s also illustrated so there’s a really nice visual...