Cuish ushers in a new era of boutique mezcals

Cuish ushers in a new era of boutique mezcals

Cuish has long been on the mezcal circuit in Oaxaca and was one of the first mezcalerias in town to really elevate mezcal. They did this by bottling batches from small producers and pouring them in a very approachable yet cultivated experience. Their packaging has...
A Yucatecan Gin? Gin Katun enters the market

A Yucatecan Gin? Gin Katun enters the market

“Cuenta la leyenda que los colores y los sabores de la tierra están relacionados con el aroma del universo” Gin Katún. “Legend has it that the colors and flavors of the earth are related to the aroma of the universe” Gin Katún. As the rise of Mexican cuisine and...
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...
The Dia del Mezcalero Experience

The Dia del Mezcalero Experience

When I first heard about CNI Brands’ Dia del Mezcalero last year, I was equally curious and skeptical of what a trip to Oaxaca with more than 30 people in the industry could possibly be like. Rumor said rough, with all of the usual organizational issues that...