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...
Mezcalero #18 tasting notes

Mezcalero #18 tasting notes

Ansley Coale at Craft Distillers continues a stellar run of small batch releases with the Mescalero #18. This is a mix of Bicuixe, Madrecuixe, Mexicano, and Espadín from the Miahuatlan area. Don Valente is the maestro mezcalero behind this bottle as well as the...
How to manage mezcal tasting notes

How to manage mezcal tasting notes

The Mezcalistas Mezcal Tasting Journal An interior page of the Mezcalistas Mezcal Tasting Journal. The back cover of the Mezcalistas Mezcal Tasting Journal. When we started selling the Mezcal Tasting Journals we weren’t exactly sure how they’d be received....

You buried my mezcal in shit?

In goat shit, to be precise. Take a look at the video below where Craft Distillers’ Ansley Coale introduces Mezcalero Special #4 with the full story on how you pull great aging characteristics from mezcal. It’s a blend of espadín and wild bicuixe but...

The sum of all cane – Paranubes

What is it Paranubes is a rum distilled from sugar cane juice in Oaxaca’s Sierra Mazateca region which is almost due north of the city of Oaxaca far off in the mountains. It is distilled by Jose Luis Carrera and imported by Vago. It hit the US market in June and is...