El Refugio Mezcal
El Refugio Mezcal is an outgrowth of El Refugio Mezcaleria in Todos Santos. Founders Rachel Glueck and her husband Noel opened that mezcaleria in Todos Santos to great acclaim. He was cooking pre-contact recipes while she stocked the bar with a variety of selections both labeled and personally sourced from Guerrero.
Over the years after plenty of repeat visitors who wanted more of their Guerrero mezcals and the couple created a micro-brand called El Refugio Mezcal which can now be ordered. Noel and Rachel regularly travel to remote regions in Guerrero, Puebla, Michoacan, and Oaxaca, seeking out extraordinary mezcaleros who craft artisanal mezcals in the traditions of their ancestors.
They bring back the most complex, surprising agave spirits, typically produced in batches under 200 liters, that would otherwise never be available outside of the community.