Last week we ran through an espadin tasting which featured: 1) Wahaka Joven 2) Metl Blanco 3) El Prometido (private reserve) 4) Del Maguey Chichicapa Wahaka Joven A subtle body, nice and round with slight agave notes. At 40 percent it's a great introductory mezcal. Metl Joven
Wahaka will be conducting a mezcal tasting of their products at this Friday evening's De Young Viva Frida: From the Blue House to the Catwalk event. Supplies are limited so get their early.
A few interesting links to articles that have appeared over the last couple of weeks. Not necessarily mezcal specific, but interesting happenings on the food and culture landscape. The New York Times weighs in on Oaxaca's unique relationship with its indigenous
If you're in Mexico City make sure to check out the Cumbre Gastronomica de Mexico coming up this July 25-28th. They have a fantastic line up that is bound to expand including Alex Stupak from Empellon and Enrique Olvera from
Mezcal can be made in many places, 7 Mexican states to be precise, so you would expect wide variation in tastes and how it's made. Here's a quick post from Alvin Starkman about how things are done in a particular