Yuan Ji (founder of Erstwhile Mezcal) and fellow Women’s Cocktail Collective members are featured in the Autumn 2020 Issue of the Keds Hand-Book for Women, showcasing women who push for progress for womankind in different industries.  The Women’s Cocktail Collective, founded by Dr. Nicola Nice in 2018, is a collaboration between leading female spirits producers [...]

By |2020-10-12T17:29:28+00:00October 9th, 2020|0 Comments


In this writeup for PACIFIC, a magazine affiliated with The San Diego Union-Tribune, Carolina Gusman spotlights a March 5, 2020 mezcal presentation, tasting and fundraiser that Erstwhile Mezcal hosted in conjunction with Tahona Bar in San Diego, California.  All ticket proceeds from the event were donated to S.A.C.R.E.D. (Saving Agave for Culture, Recreation, Education and Development) [...]

By |2020-10-12T17:35:45+00:00March 8th, 2020|Comments Off on PACIFIC San Diego

Rabbit Hole

In this article for Rabbit Hole magazine titled "The Mezcal Invasion", B. Alexandra Szerlip does a deep dive into mezcal's history and Erstwhile Mezcal’s mission to partner with small, independent family-owned producers and bring their craft to international markets for the first time.

By |2021-07-05T06:16:42+00:00January 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Rabbit Hole

The Spirit Guide Society

In Episode 104 of The Spirit Guide Society podcast, host Pedro Shanahan samples five expressions of small-batch mezcal from Erstwhile Mezcal's flagship line at Las Perlas, a legendary mezcaleria in Los Angeles, California.  Pedro also chats with Yuan Ji (founder of Erstwhile Mezcal) about Erstwhile's social mission of promoting small family producers in rural Mexico, and empowering [...]

By |2020-10-12T17:38:38+00:00October 9th, 2019|Comments Off on The Spirit Guide Society


Foodboro, in this article celebrating women entrepreneurs in the food & beverage industries, interviews Yuan Ji (founder of Erstwhile Mezcal) for her outlook and advice for fellow women entrepreneurs in male-dominated industries.

By |2020-11-22T17:43:35+00:00February 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Foodboro

Heritage Radio Network | Why Food? Podcast

Goodbye Big Law.  Hello Mezcal.  In Episode 46 of Heritage Radio Network's Why Food? podcast, co-hosts Jenny Dorsey and Ethan Frisch interview Yuan Ji, founder of Erstwhile Mezcal, on her decision to leave a successful legal practice in order to start a company with a mission of connecting small, independent producers in Mexico with global [...]

By |2021-09-10T13:48:36+00:00June 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Heritage Radio Network | Why Food? Podcast

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