Changes in the mezcal world

Max Garrone | Mezcalistas We were perplexed to read Kimo Sabe Mezcal’s post on Medium titled “3 Reasons not to worry about the Agave Shortage.” They present a map, videos, and arguments for why their distillate is something you shouldn’t worry about – the...

Better mezcal through chemistry

The mellifluously titled “Volatile Compound Profiles in Mezcal Spirits as Influenced by Agave Species and Production Processes” by Araceli M. Vera-Guzmán, Rosa I. Guzmán-Gerónimo, Mercedes G. López, and José L. Chávez-Servia has some tantalizing research into the...

Thank GAD…

I have to hand it to the guys at Gracias a Dios (GAD) or www.thankgad.com – that is one clever URL for the brand. I had a chance to visit their palenque – a two birds with one stone event so I could see my friend Norma and visit the palenque. She lives in...

The Casa de Cortes model

Over my years of visiting Oaxaca, Asis Cortes and I have never managed to be here at the same time. This trip is no different, but luckily, I was finally able to get out and visit a few of the palenques they work with. Special thanks to Puro Burro and Zack Safron who...

Mixing your mezcals

You may have noticed the term ensemble on some mezcals, it’s just like the dictionary definition, the second one after “a group of musicians, actors, or dancers who perform together.” The one that reads “a group of items viewed as a whole rather than individually.” As...