The sum of all cane – Paranubes

What is it Paranubes is a rum distilled from sugar cane juice in Oaxaca’s Sierra Mazateca region which is almost due north of the city of Oaxaca far off in the mountains. It is distilled by Jose Luis Carrera and imported by Vago. It hit the US market in June and is...

Retasting Vago

Damn, it’s been almost a month since a really nice Vago tasting at St. Frank in San Francisco. I blame the delay on the twinned Komil and mezcal in media outbursts which consumed almost all of our attention recently. Oh and all those tastings we’re...

Bien picado

Bien picado is a term you don’t come across that often in the mezcal world but it’s rich in associations. Literally it means  “well eaten” or “nibbled.” It refers to agave plants which, after their quiote is cut off, are attacked by...

Vago special releases

Vago has started special limited releases of small batches. The Blanco y Negra is: This 175 liter batch was made by Salomon Rey Rodriguez (Tío Rey)  in Sola de Vega, Oaxaca (16°28’44.72”N 96°57’42.80”W) in August of 2014. It was made from 77% Agave Blanco and 23%...