Erstwhile Mezcal is pleased to announce its upcoming visit to Hong Kong from December 4th to 8th, 2023. Yuan Ji, Founder of Erstwhile Mezcal, will join a delegation of American companies to Hong Kong as part of a U.S. Department of Commerce Certified Trade Mission organized by IBS Global Consulting with the support of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the U.S. Commercial Service.

The visit to Hong Kong presents an exciting opportunity for Erstwhile Mezcal to delight global consumers with its award-winning mezcal and agave spirit offerings, tap into new markets, and establish key connections with leaders in Hong Kong’s hospitality and premium wine & spirits sectors. With Hong Kong’s strategic location, robust financial services sector, and reputation as a major international trade hub, this visit holds immense promise for American enterprises looking to expand to the Asian market.

The delegation, comprising a diverse group of American companies, aims to foster cross-border partnerships, explore export opportunities, and deepen economic ties between the United States and Hong Kong.

Led by Tonya McNeal-Weary, Managing Director at IBS Global Consulting, the delegation will engage in a series of high-level meetings, networking events, and industry-specific forums during the five-day visit. These activities are designed to facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships between U.S. and Hong Kong businesses across various sectors.


Erstwhile Mezcal specializes in heritage mezcal and agave spirits, with a laser focus on giving small, independent, family-owned producers: voice, representation, and fair-trade revenue in international markets.

As an official member of the delegation, Erstwhile Mezcal will gain firsthand insights into Hong Kong’s business landscape, explore regulatory frameworks, exchange best practices, and forge lasting relationships with key stakeholders.

The visit to Hong Kong aims to enhance trade cooperation and seek to highlight the enduring friendship between the United States and Hong Kong. As both economies continue to recover from the challenges posed by the global pandemic, this visit becomes even more crucial in reinvigorating trade ties and promoting long-term economic growth.

For further information about Erstwhile Mezcal’s visit to Hong Kong, please contact: +1 646-389-1331 or


About Erstwhile Mezcal

A social impact-driven company, Erstwhile Mezcal advocates for small, independent mezcal producers who lack representation.

We elevate your bar with beautiful, limited-edition agave spirits: ethically sourced and lovingly curated for you from small, independent, family-owned producers.

Whether you are a first-time mezcal drinker, cocktail enthusiast, or serious collector, we have something perfect for you. We would be honored and delighted to be part of your agave journey.