El Buho Mezcal
Founded by Brooklyn chef TJ Steele in 2010, el Buho works with the Jimenez Mendez family to produce all their mezcals. They started with only three copper pot stills in their home to produce mezcal but now have four discrete, artisanal mezcal factories. The recipes, attention to detail, and tradition have not changed.
The Jimenez Mendez family has made mezcal in copper pot stills for five generations and are currently teaching the sixth. Patriarch Octavio Jimenez Monterroza presides over each batch made by his children Jose Isaac, Beatriz and Octavio as the family works as a collective unit.