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Wild Cherry Mezcal Sour

Wild Cherry Mezcal Sour by @justine.bartending Ingredients: 2 oz Erstwhile Espadin Mezcal 6-8 pitted cherries 0.75 oz fresh lemon juice 0.5 oz simple syrup 1 egg white Dark cherry slice garnish Instructions: In your cocktail shaker, combine your cherry halves, lemon juice and muddle. Add in simple syrup, mezcal, [...]

By |2024-03-13T02:53:19+00:00March 13th, 2024|Cocktails, Recipes|0 Comments

Erstwhile Mezcal Joins U.S. Trade Mission to Hong Kong for Business Expansion in Asia

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 [...]

By |2023-11-19T17:25:06+00:00November 19th, 2023|News|0 Comments

FREE Hand Engraving of Erstwhile Mezcal @ Costco | Alpharetta, Georgia

Want a FREE personalized engraving of award-winning mezcal to open at Christmas and toast the New Year? You are in luck! Join us on Saturday, December 23rd, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, at Costco in Alpharetta, Georgia! Enjoy FREE complimentary hand engraving of Erstwhile Mezcal by a master engraver (bottle purchase required)! But that's not [...]

By |2023-12-03T01:23:49+00:00October 30th, 2023|Comments Off on FREE Hand Engraving of Erstwhile Mezcal @ Costco | Alpharetta, Georgia

FREE Hand Engraving of Erstwhile Mezcal @ Costco | Atlanta, Georgia

Want a FREE personalized engraving of award-winning mezcal to open at Christmas and toast the New Year? You are in luck! Join us on Friday, December 22rd, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, at Costco in Atlanta, Georgia (Perimeter location)! Enjoy FREE complimentary hand engraving of Erstwhile Mezcal by a master engraver (bottle purchase required)! But [...]

By |2023-12-03T01:25:13+00:00October 30th, 2023|Comments Off on FREE Hand Engraving of Erstwhile Mezcal @ Costco | Atlanta, Georgia

Mastering Mezcal: Your Expert Guide to Selecting the Perfect Bottle

Agave spirits like mezcal, tequila, bacanora, raicilla, and tuxca have become increasingly popular, but the vast array of choices can be overwhelming for consumers and even seasoned agave spirit drinkers. With so many different brands, labels, and varieties, how do you know which to choose? If you're curious about the rich history, diverse flavors, and [...]

By |2023-11-23T04:06:53+00:00September 15th, 2023|News|0 Comments

Discover 8 Amazing Mezcal + Food Pairings!

Love food? Mezcal curious? Then you would enjoy our FREE guide: "8 Easy Amazing Mezcal and Food Pairings". Elevate your next cocktail party, charcuterie board, Sunday brunch, or a special date night with mezcal pairings that will tantalize your taste buds! GET YOUR MEZCAL + FOOD PAIRING GUIDE Unleash the Power of Contrasting Flavors Uncover the magic of [...]

By |2023-07-24T05:09:17+00:00January 24th, 2023|News|0 Comments

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

2022 Phoenix Mexico in a Bottle

Come sample Erstwhile Mezcal's new mezcal releases at Mexico in a Bottle in Phoenix, Arizona! Join us as we celebrate Mexican craft spirits, wine, food, music and art at Walter Studios. This event is wildly popular and always sells out.  Don't wait. Get your ticket here today. When: Sunday, September 18, 2022, 4:00 PM – [...]

By |2022-07-15T02:49:10+00:00July 1st, 2022|0 Comments

Agave Fiesta

Agave Fiesta Saturday, April 30, 2022 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hotel Congress, 311 East Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701, United States $50 | 21+ This annual signature event showcases all things agave, including presentations, over 50 artisanal and ancestral mezcals, and agave cocktail specials. Enjoy live music from Frontera Bugalú (El Paso) and DJ [...]

By |2022-04-17T21:24:55+00:00April 17th, 2022|0 Comments

Agave Fiesta VIP Borderlands Jazz Concert

Agave Fiesta VIP Borderlands Jazz Concert Saturday, April 30, 2022 6:00 PM  9:00 PM The Century Room, 311 East Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701, United States $40 Ticket includes choice of agave inspired cocktail or neat mezcal pour (sip it, don't shoot it!) 21+ Amilcar Guevara Latin Jazz All Stars joins Diana Pinzon (Zinacantán Mezcal), Yuan [...]

By |2022-04-17T21:19:27+00:00April 17th, 2022|0 Comments

Juan Abel Quiroz Agustín: Master Mezcalero

Master Mezcalero Juan Abel Quiroz Agustín prefers to go by “Abel”. Born and raised in Santa María Sola where he still resides, Abel saved for years before achieving the dream of building his own palenque next to his house. Santa María Sola is a municipality in the district of Sola de Vega, in the [...]

By |2023-02-20T16:25:11+00:00June 26th, 2021|News|0 Comments

In Memoriam: Juan Hernández Méndez

Juan Hernández Méndez - our friend; Erstwhile Mezcal's partner producer; loving husband and father of four; skilled mezcal artisan from Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca - passed away on Sunday evening, September 27, 2020. We are drinking Juan's mezcal tonight to remember him.  We hope you are too. Where to begin?  Juan was kind.  Juan was welcoming.  [...]

By |2023-04-27T21:55:23+00:00September 27th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Tantris Sidecar, Erstwhile Edition | A Cocktail Down Memory Lane

It was winter, perhaps 2000 or 2001.  I would sometimes go to Chef Waldy Malouf’s (now defunct) Beacon in the evenings for a burger and a cocktail.  But the real treat was hanging out with the bartender Audrey Saunders. Audrey and I knew each other from the old AOL Online Spirits Boards where, before the [...]

By |2023-11-10T01:57:24+00:00May 27th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Tantris Sidecar, Erstwhile Edition

https://youtu.be/u8e1AFhJ5H0 It was winter, perhaps 2000 or 2001.  I would sometimes go to Chef Waldy Malouf's now defunct Beacon in the evenings for a burger and a cocktail.  But the real treat was hanging out with the bartender Audrey Saunders. Audrey and I knew each other from the [...]

By |2023-11-20T20:56:12+00:00May 23rd, 2020|Cocktails, Recipes|0 Comments

Part III | Why Is Mezcal So Dam$ Expensive in the United States?

Welcome to the third installation of Erstwhile Mezcal’s blog series, in which I share my firsthand experiences and takeaways on Why Is Mezcal So Dam$ Expensive in the United States. In Part I of this blog series, I observed that for Erstwhile’s first shipment of mezcals from Oaxaca to the United States, our production costs [...]

By |2021-05-16T20:27:42+00:00May 21st, 2020|News|6 Comments

Majestic Mezcal Virtual Tasting Party, hosted by the Crafty Cask

Join us on Thursday 6 PM Pacific time / 9 PM East Coast time, May 7, 2020 for a Mezcal (Virtual) Tasting Party, hosted by Suzanne Henricksen and Evan Rothrock at the Crafty Cask. Suzanne and Evan launched this series of virtual tastings to support craft wine & spirits makers and small craft businesses from around [...]

By |2020-05-03T19:56:33+00:00April 12th, 2020|0 Comments

Part II | Why Is Mezcal So Dam$ Expensive in the United States?

Welcome to the second installation of Erstwhile Mezcal’s blog series, in which I share my firsthand experiences and takeaways on Why Is Mezcal So Dam$ Expensive in the United States. In a previous post, I observed that for Erstwhile’s first shipment of mezcals from Oaxaca to the United States, our production costs account for only [...]

By |2021-07-11T06:34:31+00:00January 18th, 2020|News|2 Comments

Part I | Why Is Mezcal So Dam$ Expensive in the United States?

Ever wonder why some mezcals cost less than $50 per bottle, and others close to $150 and more?  Are the expensive bottles better?  And if so, in what ways? Before entering the mezcal industry, I had these same questions.  That was before my co-founder and I set forth to start Erstwhile Mezcal, an importing company, [...]

By |2023-11-20T20:47:51+00:00December 10th, 2019|News|2 Comments

Encima Mezcal Bar, Philadelphia – An Evening of Mezcal Flight, Mexican Street Food, and Spirited Conversations

Join us at Encima Mezcal Bar, in the heart of Rittenhouse Square, for a mezcal-fueled evening of conviviality, delicious bites, and spirited conversations! Only 30 seats available.  Get your ticket here today before event sells out. We are preparing a feast for you. You choose your adventure: juicy tacos, zesty elotes, or piping hot tamales, and [...]

By |2019-08-01T02:16:06+00:00July 30th, 2019|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

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