The SOMM Journal

Learn how to pair chocolate with mezcal like a pro. Kim Haasarud of Garden Bar PHX, Abel Arriaga of Compa Spirits, and Michelle Zimmerman of Curating Taste present six amazing agave + cacao pairings in this article for The SOMM Journal, including Erstwhile Tobalá (2021 Ancestral Limited Edition) - one of Kim's favorites!

By |2023-04-06T17:55:08+00:00April 6th, 2023|Comments Off on The SOMM Journal


Dustin Nelson's article for Thrillist spotlights a Virtual Mezcal Tasting featuring Erstwhile Mezcal, hosted by The Crafty Cask's Suzanne Henricksen and Sommelier Evan Rothrock.

By |2021-10-09T14:12:57+00:00May 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on Thrillist


Forbes' Comprehensive Guide to the Best Mezcals highlights Erstwhile Tobalá (2018 Limited Edition) distilled by the late Juan Hernández Méndez in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca.

By |2023-04-09T15:07:13+00:00April 18th, 2020|Comments Off on Forbes


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

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

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