The Blue Gold Rush is on

The Blue Gold Rush is on

Driving around Amatitán last week one thing was clear. If there’s any arable land, even the most liminal, there is blue agave growing in it. Roadside shoulders, a patch of dirt between rocks, under fruit trees, let alone open fields – it if wasn’t...
The rise of the destilados

The rise of the destilados

As the world of mezcal turns we’re seeing agave spirits from everywhere but if you’ve been paying attention to mezcal’s home turf, you will have noticed a remarkable fluorescence of a new mezcal category, destilados de agave or agave spirits. These are mezcals which...
Mal Bien Lucio Morales López tasting notes

Mal Bien Lucio Morales López tasting notes

A really rich mezcal that is a testament to Oaxacan tradition. Details • Location: San Dionisio Octotepec • Agave: Espadin • Maestro Mezcalero: Lucio Morales López • ABV: 45.1% Tasting experience The nose is incredibly full bodied and redolent of agave roast....
La Jicarita Sierra Negra Tasting Notes

La Jicarita Sierra Negra Tasting Notes

This is a nice, straightforward mezcal made for your sessions. Details Location: Santiago Matatlan Agave: Sierra Negra Maestro Mezcalero: Celso Martínez López Quantity: 155 cases ABV: 48 NOM: O349X Flavor keywords: Warm, granite, contrasts well with food. Nose A nice...