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La Lonchería + Erstwhile = Best NYC Mezcal Monday

It is our immense pleasure to spotlight and team up with our friends at La Lonchería: New York’s first Mexican lonchería and our beloved neighborhood mezcaleria in the heart of Bushwick, Brooklyn. Imagine a classic Mexican cantina meets modern luncheonette / diner. Serving casual but sublimely delicious food. Understated but undeniably cool in every aesthetic, [...]

By |2019-06-15T20:24:34+00:00January 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Erstwhile? Velociraptor? Our Name and Logo Explained.

    What is the story behind Erstwhile Mezcal’s logo?  Why is our brand called Erstwhile?  We get asked these questions a lot from folks who are getting to know us for the first time.  I figured it is high time that I write a blog post addressing these excellent questions.   WHAT IS THE [...]

By |2021-06-14T14:50:43+00:00November 25th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Epifania Gómez Mejía & Silverio García Luis: Mezcal Family

Mezcal producers Epifania Gómez Mejía and Silverio García Luis, with one of their sons at their home in Rancho Blanco Güilá, Oaxaca.   Mezcal made from Espadín, a cultivated (versus wild) varietal of the agave plant, is by far the most common varietal you are likely to find in your local liquor store, [...]

By |2020-06-16T15:53:35+00:00August 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Hortensia Hernández Martínez & Juan Hernández Méndez: Mezcal Family

  Hortensia Hernández Martínez and Juan Hernández Méndez, circa March 2018, in front of the fermentation vats at their family palenque in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca.   At Erstwhile Mezcal, we work with each and every one of our partner mezcaleros with care and passion, committing our brand and reputation only after countless tastings [...]

By |2020-06-16T15:23:46+00:00May 24th, 2018|News|0 Comments

First Artisanal Henequén Mezcal in the US Market

  Erstwhile Mezcal is the first and only importer to launch a certified artisanal Henequén mezcal in the US market. This rare distillation, made from cultivated Henequén piñas, is a small-batch limited edition of only 397 liters (about 500 bottles total). Master mezcalero Juan Hernández Méndez (one of our partner producers based in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca) [...]

By |2020-12-31T13:10:27+00:00April 7th, 2018|News|3 Comments

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