I was recently at Mexico in a Bottle, the “biggest, baddest” mezcal tasting event in North America put on by the Mezcalistas team of Susan Coss and Max Garrone. Gilbert Marquez of Mezcal Ilegal was also there. For those of you not familiar with Ilegal, just know this… they’ve made […]
A renaissance man. How else to describe a man who moves with the ease of a chameleon between computers, graphic arts, photography, action figures and that wonderful elixir from Mexico, […]
In August I had the pleasure to stop by and visit with my friend Erick Rodriguez in Mexico City. I first met Erick a few years back when he arrived at Wahaka Mezcal in San Dionesio Ocotepec one morning with Clayton Szczech of Experience Tequila in tow. What a great […]
Mexico has a much more diverse history of distilling spirits than most people realize, even tequila aficionados. [Here] I offer five of my favorites, each unique and among the very best booze of their kind in the world.
I first met the award winning Erick [Almamezcalera] Rodriguez out at one of the many mezcal palenques in Oaxaca. For the uninitiated, that’s a place where mezcal is made and bottled. Think of it as a distillery. I was taking a tour and Erick was there to share his ability to […]