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What Does Erstwhile Mean? The Story of Our Logo.

    What does Erstwhile mean?  What is the story behind Erstwhile Mezcal’s logo? 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 STORY BEHIND [...]

By |2023-07-24T05:09:03+00:00January 3rd, 2023|News|0 Comments

Chauvinism and Gender Bias in the Mezcal Industry

  Recently, I had a disturbing but thought-provoking experience with a discussion thread on Reddit. It occurred to me that the problems underlying my experience are not limited to the mezcal industry, and may manifest themselves in other industries as well. I want to share what happened and how I responded, in case my fellow [...]

By |2023-11-16T02:05:35+00:00July 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

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

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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