It's All About the Water
We argue a lot about which element in the production of agave spirits contributes most to the flavor of that spirit: the agave itself; where that agave was grown and what grew around it; the cooking process; the yeast that converts the sugar to alcohol, or the mezcalero who oversees the decisions
The Only Correct Way to Drink Mezcal
If you’re not pouring a cross on the ground as a gift to the earth … if you’re not bowing to the south in gratitude to the land from which your mezcal came from … if you’re not performing a Mayan Cħa Chac ritual chant before that first sip, you may be drinking your mezcal all wrong.
Presenting Agave Road Trip #5: Fermentation
This week we're presenting another episode of Agave Road Trip. On this episode, Lou Bank and Chava Periban talk about the fermentation process. The details of the process have a huge effect on the end result. They also talk to Armando Alvarado Alvarez regarding agave fermentation.