Oaxaca

Mezcal Tasting 101… how we do it!

We’ve been asked many times how we do our mezcal tastings. So let’s pull the curtain back a little and give you the skinny. First, all of our tastings are done by Ed Draves. Ed has spent many years in the wine business, selling, buying, tasting and everything in between. […]

Ed Draves Samples… Mezcal Olla Zapoteca

Here’s the latest from Ed Draves, our resident Buffalonian and taster/reviewer of all of our mezcals. Brand… Mezcal Olla Zapoteca Category… Tobalá… 50% Alcohol Origin… Mitla, Oaxaca Tasting Notes… From Alejandro Gonzales, this mezcal is incredibly sweet and has a nice powerful and floral nose (brought visions of Springtime in my garden) rising from the glass […]

Ed Draves Samples… Mezcal Espiritu Lauro!

Here’s the latest from Ed Draves, a Buffalo native and our resident taster of all things mezcal that we come across. Brand… Espiritu Lauro Category… Ensamble… 70% Espadin, 30% Karwinskii… 40% Alcohol Origin… Amatengo, Oaxaca Tasting Notes… This has a fresh minerally nose, mild smoke with subtle floral notes. There is some nice body on […]