Mexican bitters make a stand

Mexican bitters make a stand

If you look closely at many a mezcal bar you’ll find three bottles of Mexican amari that really stand out from Royal Vallet in Mexico. The Fernet-Vallet, Amargo-Vallet, and Granada-Vallet are imported by Jacob Lustig of Haas Brothers which is also responsible for Don...
Delving into the ancestral category

Delving into the ancestral category

Intro Wahaka’s second new project of the year is a back to the future Ensemble en Barro. Details Location: San Dionisio Ocotepec Agave: Cultivated 80% espadin and 20% arroqueño Maestro Mezcalero: Alberto Morales Mendez ABV: 45% Batch: 170 bottles NOM: O148X Background...
Mezcalero 19 tasting notes

Mezcalero 19 tasting notes

Intro A really fun ensemble in the Mezcalero line that has some exceptional flavor gyrations. Details Location: San Luis del Rio Agaves: Cirial and espadin Maestro Mezcalero: Don Baltazar Cruz Gonzales ABV: 47.8% Distilled March 2015, released 2017 500 liters produced...
Mezcalero Special Bottling #3 tasting notes

Mezcalero Special Bottling #3 tasting notes

Intro The Mezcalero series just keeps on rolling forward with amazing finds from across Oaxaca. These are all micro releases the way things used to be done so if you get a chance, don’t pass it up. Details Location: San Juan del Rio Agave: Wild tobala Maestro...