Espíritu Lauro tasting notes

Espíritu Lauro tasting notes

Details Location: San Agustin Amatengo, OaxacaAgave: 70% Espadín / 30% Cirial ensemble (A. angustifolia haw and A. karwinskii)Maestro Mezcalero: Espiritu CorsaABV: 40%Tasting keywords: Cinnamon, chocolate. NOM: O138XBuy it today Nose A crisp touch of roast agave....
Conversations in Agave – June links

Conversations in Agave – June links

June might go down on record as the fastest month ever, though when we think of how the month began and where we are today, it feels like a lifetime. In the midst of all of the turmoil of the United States confronting the legacy of racism and the resurgence of...
Bacanora YooWe Tasting Notes

Bacanora YooWe Tasting Notes

Details Location: Alamos, Sonora Agave: A. angustifolia haw (pacifica) Maestro Mezcalero: Ramon Miranda Quantity: 400 bottles ABV: 43.6 Tasting keywords: Fresh pickled jalapeño NOM: 168 Buy it today  Detail of YooWe Bacanora’s rear label. Detail of YooWe...
The roots of mezcal

The roots of mezcal

Alex White has quietly been making a name for himself these past few years. He moved to Oaxaca to work with mezcal and an art residency; for him the two are inextricably intertwined. Among the many results are Rezpiral, a mezcal label with constantly rotating batches...
Batuq

Batuq

Batuq is a producer owned Bacanora from Rafael Adelberto Encinas Molina and family who make it on the family ranch outside of San Pedro de la Cueva in Sonora. It is yet another fantastic example of the greatness of the Bacanora space. Rafael Encinas Molina and sons,...
Batuq Reserva 2019 Tasting Notes

Batuq Reserva 2019 Tasting Notes

Details Location: San Pedro de la Cueva, SonoraAgave: A. Yaquiana (Pacifica) – A. angustifolia ?Maestro Mezcalero: Rafael QuijadaBottle: #117ABV: 50.3%Tasting keywords: chocolate mole, pickled mango, white pepperNOM: 168Buy it today (for purchase options...
Batuq 2018 Blanco Tasting Notes

Batuq 2018 Blanco Tasting Notes

Details Location: San Pedro de la Cueva, SonoraAgave: A. Yaquiana (Pacifica) – A. angustifolia ?Maestro Mezcalero: Rafael QuijadaABV: 44%Tasting keywords: Brine and pickled jalapeño.NOM: 168Buy it today (see purchase information at the bottom of this article)...
Batuq 2019 Blanco Tasting Notes

Batuq 2019 Blanco Tasting Notes

Details Location: San Pedro de la Cueva, SonoraAgave: A. Yaquiana (Pacifica) – A. angustifolia ?Maestro Mezcalero: Rafael QuijadaABV: 44%Tasting keywords: Pickled jalapeño, Aleppo pepperNOM: 168Buy it today (see purchase options at bottom of this article)...
Quarantine Book Series pt. 6: Protest Graffiti Mexico Oaxaca

Quarantine Book Series pt. 6: Protest Graffiti Mexico Oaxaca

This post is part of a series that began with cookbooks but now will include other types of books. On my mind amid the protests that have swept the country has been art, and specifically protest art, which like protest music can be such a force for creating unity and...