The wild world of mezcal shirts

Susan and I have been writing Mezcalistas and curating tastings since 2012 so we’ve been around for a little bit. Over that time we’ve met amazing people, tasted incredible spirits, and had some life changing experiences. But one of the more prosaic joys of this life...

The curious case of Sin Maguey, No Hay Mezcal

Come on, admit it, you’ve seen the iconic image. Did you ever stop to wonder where it comes from? This is a story about one of the most iconic images in the mezcal world. It involves quirks from across our contemporary culture ranging from intellectual property rights...

You buried my mezcal in shit?

In goat shit, to be precise. Take a look at the video below where Craft Distillers‘ Ansley Coale introduces Mezcalero Special #4 with the full story on how you pull great aging characteristics from mezcal. It’s a blend of espadín and wild bicuixe but...

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...

George Clooney is coming for your mezcal

In this interview with Gotham Magazine, Rande Berber, George Clooney’s business partner in Casamigos Tequila, mentions that they’re launching a mezcal label. He doesn’t offer many specifics, just this exchange: You recently sold your company for...