Meet Mezcal, Tequila's smoky cousin

We are pleased to introduce our new correspondent on the ground Buzz Komil – this is his first piece for Mezcalistas… So, there’s this amazing new spirit out of Mexico called mezcal. It’s kind of like tequila, but not really. It’s smoky,...
On sustainability

On sustainability

Sustainable: adjective 1.capable of being supported or upheld, as by having its weight borne from below. 2.pertaining to a system that maintains its own viability by using techniques that allow for continual reuse: sustainable agriculture. Aquaculture is a sustainable...

Looking at the world of mezcal

Craft Distillers, the Ukiah based distributor of well known and loved brands like Alipus, Mezcalero, and Los Nahuales has launched quite an impressive series of blog posts that dig deeply into everything that goes into their mezcals. They start with this really fun...
Women – the new face of mezcal?

Women – the new face of mezcal?

Let’s get one thing clear, women have always been part of the mezcal industry. Historically mezcal production has been a family affair and women were intimately wound into most aspects from selling the mezcal at markets, to preparing the meals, to handling the...