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Now you have a friend in mezcal

Serious about your mezcal? Well, there’s finally a mezcal of the month club, actually two mezcals quarterly, to feed your obsession. They come direct from Mexico so you should see stuff that would only make its way across the border in our luggage. The whole deal was put together by Tory Smith operating out of Mexico City. He and his girlfriend run a mezcaleria there called Mercado de Mezcal but have taken their time setting this up. Given the amount of work it takes to import alcohol it took a rather herculean effort to start the business. Susan and I know how difficult it can be from talking to many producers so we definitely sympathize, and are quite excited and interested to see how this develops.

Tory promises that everything in the club won’t be available in the U.S. sourced through his rather extensive mail order catalog at mezcals.com.mx. Take a look at the first shipment here. Prices start at $295 US per shipment, though you’ll need to talk to him about the exact pricing for each shipment and check to ensure that he can ship to your state since those pesky state-by-state liquor laws always get in the way.

And, perhaps the best news, this isn’t the only mezcal club out there. Little birdies have been chirping at us about another that should start soon. We’ll alert you as soon as that’s a reality.

Max co-founded Mezcalistas with Susan way back in 2012. Before that he was a journalist at Salon.com and The San Francisco Chronicle.


  • dalton
    January 16, 2018

    Would be great to know how this program turned out. Is it still operational? Did they run into legal trouble?

    I see a few other Mezcal of the month attempts out there, but none of them seem to scale or reach a mature state. I can only assume due primarily to the state to state and intra-state web of regulations.

    Anyways, a follow up comment updating us on this would be great!!


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