Category: Mezcal, Sotol, Bacanora, etc.

TJ Tequila Expo 2017

The TJ Tequila Expo was this past weekend, 12-15 October 2017. Tequila Connection and several friends attended.  About 30 new labels will be added to, and I will also add a photo gallery of the event (soon as I have time).  This event offers a lot to tequila fans.  Along with more tequila than we […]

Know About Del Maguey Mezcal

8 Things You Should Know About Del Maguey Mezcal   VinePair After years of low-quality imports and instantly regrettable “shooters,” agave spirits like tequila and mezcal are ascendant in America…

Spirits of Mexico (Austin, TX)

Spirits of Mexico: Unlimited Tequila, Mezcal & Bites     Travelzoo Besides delicious tastings, guests will have the chance to interact with brand ambassadors, competition participants and other mezcal and tequila … 19 Oct.

The Mezcal Experience By Tom Bullock

Exclusive Extract From The Mezcal Experience By Tom Bullock Until very recently, mezcal sat in the public psyche on a par with lost cities, surfacing only in tales of terrifying excess. Footnotes from Hunter S …

Keeping Tabs: Santos y Pecadores

Keeping Tabs: Santos y Pecadores    D Magazine You may not be familiar with mezcal—which is forgivable, since there are only a handful of mezcal bars in the United States. But when I heard that a …  The tiny mezcaleria, hidden in the back room of Uptown’s Bowen House, helps introduce Dallas to…

Tequila & Mezcal Fest returns (London)

Agave fiesta: Tequila & Mezcal Fest returns    Bar Magazine A celebration of Mexico is bringing together tequila and mezcal as well as sotol, raicilla and bacanora.  Tequila & Mezcal Fest is returning this month for a fourth year, celebrating agave spirits and all things Mexican. Taking place at the Old Truman Brewery in London on […]

Tequila and Mezcal, Explained

The Differences Between Tequila and Mezcal, Explained    VinePair Perhaps the best-known (and most loved) uses for agave are tequila and mezcal. Whether sipped neat or served in a Margarita, tequila is one of … Agave is a magical plant. With over 200 known species, many of which can be made into myriad byproducts, it is a […]

How to Build a Strong Home Bar

How to Build a Strong Home Bar, One Drink and Five Bottles at a Time (Part 13) …Montelobos Mezcal | Another mezcal has come on the market at a reasonable price. This one is 100% Espadin agave from the highlands of Oaxaca…

Sombra Mezcal is moving toward zero waste

This Sustainable Mezcal Production Process Produces Both Drinks And Bricks Sombra Mezcal is moving toward zero waste by turning its production byproducts into adobe bricks that will be used in community development …  That list turned into a new distillery (or palenque) for Betts’s company, Sombra Mezcal, which opened earlier this year. “What we did when […]

Yola Mezcal

Yola Mezcal    Cool Hunting Led by three women—Yola Jimenez, Gina Correll Aglietti and Lykke Li—Yola Mezcal offers more than just a clean, balanced taste with that familiar …  The date inscribed on the label’s pensive paint swipe, 1971, is a significant one: it’s the year Jimenez’s grandfather bought a mezcal farm in southwestern Mexico, San Juan […]