Lagrimas de Dolores Verde tasting notes

Lagrimas de Dolores Verde tasting notes

Details Location: Nombre De Dios, DurangoAgave: 100% Verde – A. salmiana crassispina Maestro Mezcalero: Gilberto Roldan ABV: 47%Tasting keywords: minerals, clay, earthy sweetness NOM: D175G Nose Minerals and wet clay, earthy and fresh aromas with...
Variety Spotlight: Verde Durangensis

Variety Spotlight: Verde Durangensis

I became fascinated with this variety after tasting a few mezcals made from it and falling in love with most of them. Rich, complex, and satisfying, they have all been in line with the characteristics I’ve come to love and expect from Durango mezcal in general, while...
Agaves of Durango

Agaves of Durango

Each region has its own ecosystem with a unique set of endemic agave varieties. Durango, with more mezcal than ever in the market, is becoming a star region and undoubtedly people want to know more about the varieties found from this state. With plenty of sprawling...
Durango is not Oaxaca, and that is just fine

Durango is not Oaxaca, and that is just fine

This is the second of a series of pieces about the mezcal scene in Durango by Tess Rose Lampert. Be sure to check out her first overview piece here. There is no denying Oaxaca’s unique magic, especially when it intertwines with the local mezcal traditions. It is...