Balancan is a newish label designed to represent uncertified Mexican spirits. It comes to us from Ismael Gomez and Mackenzie Shults, the folks behind Laika Imports - recently added to the High Road Spirits portfolio - which imports Cruz de
This label from the Laika Spirits, the importers of Cruz del Fuego and other Mexican spirits, is part of the burgeoning space of uncertified Mexican spirits. This one represents the borderland of Jalisco and Colima, potentially the birthplace of mezcal,
It’s that time of year again where we take the show on the road and bath the streets of Chicago with mezcal. We're so excited to be returning to Chop Shop on October 15th for year two of Mexico in a Bottle Chicago!
This year is particularly poignant given the event is happening in the wake of two devastating earthquakes in Mexico. For that reason, we are very pleased to be partnering with SACRED, a non-profit based in Chicago that works with mezcal producing communities to support community libraries, agave replanting projects, and water preservation.
Patricia Colunga's documentary "Los Mezcales del Occidente de México y la Destilación Prehispánica," where she tries to establish the pre-hispanic origins of mezcal is now available for rental on Vimeo. You can watch it in English or Spanish, the rental is