Batuq 2019 Blanco Tasting Notes

Batuq 2019 Blanco Tasting Notes

Details Location: San Pedro de la Cueva, SonoraAgave: A. Yaquiana (Pacifica) – A. angustifolia ?Maestro Mezcalero: Rafael QuijadaABV: 44%Tasting keywords: Pickled jalapeño, Aleppo pepperNOM: 168Buy it today (see purchase options at bottom of this article)...
Quarantine Book Series pt. 6: Protest Graffiti Mexico Oaxaca

Quarantine Book Series pt. 6: Protest Graffiti Mexico Oaxaca

This post is part of a series that began with cookbooks but now will include other types of books. On my mind amid the protests that have swept the country has been art, and specifically protest art, which like protest music can be such a force for creating unity and...
En memoriam – Don Aquilino García López

En memoriam – Don Aquilino García López

The mezcal family suffered an immense loss this week with the passing of Don Aquilino García López, patriarch of Mezcal Vago. From the Vago family: To those in the mezcal community, he was an absolute legend. To a lucky few, he was a friend. To us, he was Don...
Is it time for a Good Spirits movement?

Is it time for a Good Spirits movement?

It was 2007, and after years of toiling away in corporate America, I’d reached the end of my rope. It had been years since I felt I was doing anything meaningful or that mattered and I made a decision to walk away and “work in food”. I always had worked at...
Santa Pedrera tasting notes

Santa Pedrera tasting notes

Details Location: San Agustin Amatengo, OaxacaEspadin – A. angustifolia hawMaestro Mezcalero: Carino RamirezLote: 030-SP/2019Vintage: 2019ABV: 46%Tasting keywords: Rich, round, classic Oaxacan mezcalNOM: O138XBuy it today Nose The Santa Pedrera really jumps out...
Conversations in Agave – May links

Conversations in Agave – May links

In case you were not able to join us for our May Conversations in Agave series, please find links to the talks for you to enjoy whenever you want. Our June series is live, and you can still reserve your spot for any of the talks. We are thrilled to feature the...
Juerte tasting notes

Juerte tasting notes

Another of Mexico’s recovered tradition, we can only dream of more that are as good as this one. Details Location: TlaxcalaAgave: A. salmianaMaestro Mezcalero: Gerónimo RosainzABV: 40%Tasting keywords: Licorice, lactic, molasses sugar. NOM: NABuy it today Nose Juerte...
Santo Cuviso bacanora tasting notes

Santo Cuviso bacanora tasting notes

Santo Cuviso is a new brand co-created by Gunther Maier and distributed in the U.S. by Preiss Imports. It is composed of three labels; a blanco, a star anise infusion, and an uvalama infusion. The base mezcal for the infusions is the blanco so you can compare them on...
Santo Cuviso Anis tasting notes

Santo Cuviso Anis tasting notes

A rich and pure infusion of star anis into Bacanora that will make you reconsider most classic anisettes. Details Location: Bacanora, SonoraAgave: A. angustifolia Haw.Maestro Mezcalero: Manuel “El Toro” ChacónABV: 40%Tasting keywords: Anis and star aniseNOM: 168Buy it...
Santo Cuviso Uvalama tasting notes

Santo Cuviso Uvalama tasting notes

Details Location: Bacanora, SonoraAgave: A. angustifolia Haw.Maestro Mezcalero: Manuel “El Toro” ChacónABV: 45%Tasting keywords: Bacanora spirit with a touch of fruit extraction.NOM: 168Buy it today Nose The uvalama opens with a slight raisiny note, just like a well...