Tequila in name only?

Tequila in name only?

The latest experiment in making a tequila outside of the appellation comes to us courtesy of Clayton Szczech who, when he’s not guiding agave spirits tours, operating his bar La Cata in the town of Tequila, or consulting on various agave spirits projects, has...
Is tequila a mezcal?

Is tequila a mezcal?

No, tequila is just mezcal’s mellow cousin. Joke! As surprising as it may sound, that question keeps cropping up and recent developments in the tequila and mezcal worlds make for a renewed conversation. You’re asking the wrong question It may be trite but...
Jaguars and serpents rule my dreams

Jaguars and serpents rule my dreams

Balancan is a newish label designed to represent uncertified Mexican spirits. It comes to us from Ismael Gomez and Mackenzie Shults, the folks behind Laika Imports – recently added to the High Road Spirits portfolio – which imports Cruz de Fuego mezcal,...