Eduardo Belaunzarán, of Wahaka Mezcal, in his 5 Mezcals Everyone Needs to Experience, named Jarabe de Pico as one you should try. That’s how I met Albert Carballo, Horacio Arenas and Clemente Martinez, the men behind Jarabe de Pico. With their brand in my mind, I saw their booth at the recent Feria del Mezcal in Oaxaca and introduced myself.
If you know me, you know that when I’m with a fellow mezcal lover, I’m gonna ask him for their 5 mezcals.
Fruto del Sol… Ensamble, from Ejutla de Crespo. It’s a blend of 75% espadin, 25% barril.
El Rey Zapoteco… Espadin, from Santiago Matatlan. Albert likes the classic espadin and so do I! It is always in my collection, evoking the scents and aromas of some of my favorite areas of Oaxaca.
Indocumentado… Espadin, from Santiago Matatlan. Albert recommended this mezcal to me at the 18th Annual Feria del Mezcal this year in Oaxaca. I would agree, try it!