“You think you know WHAT about mezcal?”
(Cont.) Over the next few days I'm going to post a few pictures from my trip to Oaxaca and Sol de Vega with @bobby_heugel last year.
There’s something amazing about mezcaleros. (and I’m not just talking about their mezcals.) There’s a tangible component of mezcal that you can taste when you drink it, something capable of transporting you to a time and place. Every time I get to introduce someone to mezcal, I remember sitting right next to this man. I had met Tio Rey on his first trip to the United States. I had been a part of a small group of bartenders that were able to sit in an intimate setting with some of the best mezcaleros around- some of them meeting for the first time. And now, I had found myself being welcomed by him, at his home, with his family, at his palenque, with his mezcal. He hadn’t slept much that night because he had kept the wood fired stills going through the night, but he had his hammock readily available that he napped on and tucked away in the background. After a few hours of touring his property, we pulled the hammocks down, filled our jicaras with mezcal and listened to him talk about life as a mezcalero. It was a good day. •
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