Produced in a state-of-the-art palenque in Axocopan, Puebla, Mexico, Del Maguey Vida Puebla adheres to Del Maguey’s tradition of “Single Village” expressions made by skilled mezcal craftsmen. Del Maguey knows their stuff, having introduced the category of traditional Mezcal in the USA 25 years ago.
These unique ceramic cups from Historically Modern Designs are perfect for sipping tequila and mezcal. Their bowl shape is inspired by traditional Mexican copitas, but with a more contemporary style. Each volcanic ash ceramic cup has a wide rim to concentrate aromas. Sold in a set of two. Also available in glass.
Meaning “breast,” pechuga is a mezcal-based spirit that adds or hangs ingredients in the still to impart aroma, texture, and flavor from everything from strawberries to turkey. Rarely found in the US, pechuga is made in Mexico by mezcaleros for celebrations and provides an offering or spiritual connection to the dead.
Beware, vegetarians. The rascally rabbit on the label hints that Bosscal Mezcal isn’t just made with agave, per usual. It’s made with meat. Organic agave is triple distilled in Durango, Mexico. During the third distillation, a skinless rabbit is suspended in the still, allowing the liquid vapors to pass through it.
Banish basic margaritas the easy way. This kit contains everything needed for 12 delicious servings: agave syrup, cold-pressed crystallized lime juice, spicy margarita salt, a measuring cup, and the smoky star of the show – a bottle of Ilegal Mezcal Joven, double distilled in Oaxaca by fourth-generation mezcaleros.
We’re loving Mezcal Amaras Verde’s label series by artists from Chicago, LA (our pal Chaz), Seattle, Berlin, Argentina, and Mexico. Even better is the naturally fermented mezcal, and the distiller’s initiatives to pay 20% over market for labor and materials, and to reforest Oaxaca with 10 agave plants for every one harvested.
Zignum Mezcal’s Joven, Reposado, and Añejo spirits are pleasantly smooth versions of tequila’s smoky cousin, with the latter two benefiting from 8-18 months in oak casks. The Oaxacan distillery’s eco-friendly initiatives include solar heating, water recycling, and a nursery where Espadín agave is grown from seeds.
Best of Show. Best of Class. Double Gold… Mezcal Amaras Cupreata keeps collecting top international medals. Proving that there’s a biodiversity of agaves yielding a wide range of flavors, Cupreata strikes gold by focusing on the distinct herbaceous notes from wild agaves harvested from the high-altitude slopes of Guerrero, Mexico.
Distilled in Mexico from agave, mezcal is characterized by its smoky flavor – not always desired by tequila fans. The subtle smoke of triple-distilled Vamonos Riendo Mezcal has wider appeal, using mature, high-altitude Espadín and Tobalá which concentrates flavors in the heart of the plant. Each sale benefits Oaxaca charities.
Mezcal’s come a long way from that junk with a worm in it. Conceived by bohemian artists, Gem & Bolt is a clear 100% Espadin Agave with Damiana herbs for a euphoric “mood-boost.” Produced in Oaxaca, it’s slow roasted and fermented with wild yeasts, and is fair trade and sustainable. Delivered by Reserve Bar and Drizly.