Cuish ushers in a new era of boutique mezcals

Cuish ushers in a new era of boutique mezcals

Cuish has long been on the mezcal circuit in Oaxaca and was one of the first mezcalerias in town to really elevate mezcal. They did this by bottling batches from small producers and pouring them in a very approachable yet cultivated experience. Their packaging has...
A Yucatecan Gin? Gin Katun enters the market

A Yucatecan Gin? Gin Katun enters the market

“Cuenta la leyenda que los colores y los sabores de la tierra están relacionados con el aroma del universo” Gin Katún. “Legend has it that the colors and flavors of the earth are related to the aroma of the universe” Gin Katún. As the rise of Mexican cuisine and...
Los Nahuales Metodo Antiguo tasting notes

Los Nahuales Metodo Antiguo tasting notes

Tradition exists for a reason. In this case it’s blending the tails into the body of the mezcal to bring the ABV down which also contributes to the flavor. Details • Location: Santiago, Matatlan • Agave: Domesticated espadín • Maestra Mezcalera: Karina Abad •...
Mal Bien Victor and Emanuel Ramos Madrecuixe tasting notes

Mal Bien Victor and Emanuel Ramos Madrecuixe tasting notes

You could drink this for days and never get tired. It’s a great exemplar of the mezcal craft. Details • Location: Mengoli de Morelos • Agave: Madrecuixe • Maestro Mezcalero: Victor and Emanuel Ramos • Quantity: 263 bottles • ABV: 52.3% Nose Fresh mintiness about...
Los Nahuales Special Edition No. 3 tasting notes

Los Nahuales Special Edition No. 3 tasting notes

The Los Nahuales Special Edition No. 3 sings of balance and diversity, reflecting the ensemble of agaves within. Details Location: Santiago MatatlanAgaves: 48% wild tobalá, 26% upland espadín, 13% wild tepextate, 13% sierrudo (agave americana)Maestro Mezcalero: Joel...
Yola Dia: Music, Mezcal and Feminism

Yola Dia: Music, Mezcal and Feminism

In our world of Mezcalistas events, mezcal, and the people who make it, are stars of the show and the mezcal tasting experience the raison d’tat. But mezcal does not exist in a vacuum and therefore the celebration of Mexican culture, food, music, and history is...
Agave Club at Junior

Agave Club at Junior

It’s so nice to find agave clubs evolving along with great bar talent as they open their own bars. The corner of 24th and Utah used to host one of the city’s numerous Jack’s bars which was one of the great shot-and-a-beer institutions and then evolved into a...