Oaxaca Travel Guide: Get an education in mezcal with Experience Mezcal

May 12th, 2017|

"Oaxaca is mezcal country. Both industrial and artisan palenques dot the countryside and if you’ve developed a taste for this spirit then a day visiting some of these palenques with Experience Mezcal is a must. Accompanied by a passionate local guide you’ll discover the process [...]

Mezcal’s meteoric rise continues, but not all industry insiders are ready to toast (The Guardian, October 2016)

November 3rd, 2016|

"Mezcal, tequila’s stronger and smokier relative, has become a staple spirit in trendy bars across Mexico and the United States in recent years, and the agave-based drink has inevitably attracted the interest of global alcohol giants. In the process local growers are worried a unique [...]

The Rise of Mezcal: Great for Cocktails, Better for Oaxaca (AFAR Magazine, April 2016)

April 11th, 2016|

“Oaxaca is the second-poorest state in Mexico and its most indigenous, two braided facts that owe much to geography. When the Spanish plowed through in the 16th century, they found a rugged terrain dividing Oaxaca into isolated village-states. In some ways that’s still the case: [...]

Educational Mezcal Tasting in Seattle – August 13, 2015

August 1st, 2015|

Educational Tasting of Rare & Artisan Mezcals Thursday August 13,  7:00pm, Mezcaleria Oaxaca on Capitol Hill (Seattle, WA)   Please join Experience Mezcal founder Clayton Szczech for an educational tasting of mezcals from throughout Mexico. The tasting flight will include four mezcals, with a focus on lesser-seen expressions. They have [...]