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Clayton Szczech Tag

Details Location: Distillery: Atemanica, Jalisco Agaves grown at Tesasalco, ZacatecasAgave: A. tequila Weber, blue varietyMaestro tavernero: Alfredo Ríos LanderosABV: 44%Tasting keywords: Classic tequila, asparagus, salt. NOM: NAEmail for availability Nose An amazingly light and fresh olfactory experience: This bottle is full of the classic

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

A fantastic expression of Bacanora that hits your nose with an amazingly evocative set of scents ranging from salt water spray to mango. The flavor is completely in line giving you a physical sensation of roundness and that slight fizzy

There's nothing quite like an unexpected news dump on Thanksgiving that took more than a couple of days to bubble up into the public view. David Suro first flagged the release of heretofore unheard of NOM 199 which seems to be some sort of bastard child of the failed NOM 186. Clayton Szczech, who has done great work covering the evolution of the NOM in Mexico, has a great synopsis and preliminary thoughts of the document and implications for mezcal:

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