Mezcalero #18 tasting notes

Mezcalero #18 tasting notes

Ansley Coale at Craft Distillers continues a stellar run of small batch releases with the Mescalero #18. This is a mix of Bicuixe, Madrecuixe, Mexicano, and Espadín from the Miahuatlan area. Don Valente is the maestro mezcalero behind this bottle as well as the...

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...

Tasting Notes: Los Nahuales Special Edition No. 1

The Los Nahuales Special Edition No. 1 is the first and, hopefully only the first, in a series of special editions from one of the longest standing and most prominent mezcal brands in the United States. The details: – Location: Santiago Matatlán – Agave:...

Looking at the world of mezcal

Craft Distillers, the Ukiah based distributor of well known and loved brands like Alipus, Mezcalero, and Los Nahuales has launched quite an impressive series of blog posts that dig deeply into everything that goes into their mezcals. They start with this really fun...

Report from the Monterey Tequila and Mezcal Expo

I spent the weekend in sunny Monterey attending the 4th Annual Tequila and Mezcal Expo.  The tasting presented a nice contrast between the worlds of tequila and mezcal. Mezcal was well represented by Wahaka, Beneva and the Craft Distillers lines; Mezcalero, Alipus and...