Oaxaca in a box: The Maguey Melate project

Oaxaca in a box: The Maguey Melate project

Maguey Melate is a new idea on the mezcal scene, a subscription service for small batch mezcals that will get you some of those small batch mezcals that you can’t find outside of Oaxaca delivered to your doorstep here in the US. but it’s so much more because the...
Mezcal Mal Bien – Juan Hernandez Mendez

Mezcal Mal Bien – Juan Hernandez Mendez

Welcome to the new wave of mezcals. Wait, this is the old wave but it’s hitting us today. Which means that people like Ben Scott, the importer of Mezcal Mal Bien and Lalocura, is recognizing the old way of making mezcal batch by batch and bringing that culture to us...
Trending: The House Mezcal

Trending: The House Mezcal

There is irony here. For eons in Mexico at bars and restaurants, most carried house mezcales, note lower case and not Mezcales. Someone usually had a connection through family or friends and offered them in glass or plastic jugs behind the bar. My early days in Oaxaca...

The San Antonio Cocktail Conference rundown

Just back from five days at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference – a fun and enlightening industry gathering that was simultaneously overwhelming and intimate. It was a great opportunity to connect with some of the key players in the industry and attend some very...