For the last decade Ultimate Spirits Challenge (USC) has been the go-to spirits competition for industry professionals as well as savvy consumers. This is thanks to the unwavering integrity of the director and chairman Paul Pacult, and co-founders Sue Woodley
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
[caption id="attachment_25071" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] [media-credit name="Vago" link="http://www.masmezcal.com/mezcalvago/2017/12/8/tepeztatesierra-negra-8ljd2-9rsgb-y734b-33krw" align="aligncenter" width="1500"][/media-credit] A close up of Mezcal Vago's limited edition Sierra Negra bottle.[/caption] Vago’s latest release, an incredibly small batch of Sierra Negra by Aquilino Garcia Lopez highlights smart and ethical behavior in the mezcal world. Each bottle that Vago releases is accompanied by a blog post that includes a highly detailed tech sheet that delves into everything you’d want to know about the bottle, the agaves and processes that produced it, and the people who made it. Dig into that, spend some time with it, think it over. All that information helps you put the scope of work that brought that bottle to you into perspective.
Looky here, a new documentary about mezcal from the people who brought you Decanted featuring some of our favorite people in the mezcal world including Graciela Angeles, Aquilino Lopez, and Carlos Camarena. It won't be ready for release until early
Truth in manufacturing is seldom so direct. Watch this video about how Eric Ramirez makes Vago's labels. It's all manual and he only uses the leftover agave fibers from Vago's distillations. It doesn't get more basic than this which is