I’m off today for to Mexico to make Mezcal. We landing in Michoacán tonight and by tomorrow we’ll be cooking agave at the Vinata with the Vieyra family. They’ve been producing mezcal since 1840 and have single handedly out Michoacán on the map in the high quality mezcal arena.
The father and son team sells mezcal from two local varietals in the states, cupreata and inaequidens. Both are from fields they harvest in the north west of the state near El Limon, but they commercialize their product in the gorgeous colonial city of Morelia. After that we’ll be headed over to Jalisco to check out one of my favorite vley distillers of tequila, Cascahuin.
All of this is happening because of one agave visionary, David Suro. David is one of the categories most knowledgeable proponents and brings in some of the finest agave spirits on the market. We will be exploring his spirits and his incredible history over the next few days so stay tuned.