The Evolution of La Luna Mezcal

From left to right, Adrian Gallegos, Salvador Chavez, and Maestro Hernan Hernandez Scott. A couple weeks ago I visited La Luna Mezcal’s vinata in Cotija, Michoacán with Salvador Chavez, the founder and CEO. We were just in time to catch an ensamble distilling...
Agaves De Michoacan: Cupreata & Inaequidens

Agaves De Michoacan: Cupreata & Inaequidens

Learning about agave varieties is fun but complex. Particularly outside of Oaxaca where the regions have less resources and it is a slower process to officially distinguish and classify agave species, the communities rely on internal knowledge. One of the most...
Michoacan: 400 years of mezcal history

Michoacan: 400 years of mezcal history

Mezcal history is always a little murky, and often-times the best sources are trusted people’s stories, rather than historical texts. This is especially true in Michoacan, where mezcal was forced underground–both figuratively and literally for a long stretch of...