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 |2021-07-11T06:29:47+00:00December 10th, 2019|News|2 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 entrepreneurs [...]

By |2021-07-14T22:33:49+00:00July 22nd, 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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