Go Solo

Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on Go Solo Magazine's interview with Yuan Ji, Co-Founder and CEO of Erstwhile Mezcal.

By |2023-02-27T18:30:18+00:00December 23rd, 2022|Comments Off on Go Solo

Inner Wealth

In this episode of Inner Wealth podcast, Nicole Cacal (Founder of Forbes Ignite) speaks with Yuan Ji (Founder of Erstwhile Mezcal) about applying her legal expertise to advocacy efforts on behalf of independent mezcal producers in Mexico, serving others through your business, and the iterative process of uncovering your company’s mission.

By |2022-08-03T22:22:33+00:00August 3rd, 2022|0 Comments


PACIFIC magazine spotlights a March 2020 mezcal 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) for their project of replanting tobalá agave seedlings, and gifting seedlings to mezcal producers and [...]

By |2022-09-06T18:23:35+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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