Casa Agave Launches in the UK

Casa Agave are excited to announce their launch, the home of Tequila, Mezcal and all things agave in the UK! As importers, distributors and promoters they aim to give a platform to some of Mexico’s wonderful smaller producers and increase variety and choice of top quality independently owned agave spirit brands in the UK market.Continue reading “Casa Agave Launches in the UK”

London Mezcal Week Returns To Celebrate The Spirit And Mexican Culture

In honour of the agave spirit mezcal, the second annual London Mezcal Week will give the capital a very Mexican flavour between 10th – 16th September 2018. Celebrating many lesser-known, traditionally made mezcal brands, the week-long mezcal fiesta will take the form of a series of events across London, including tastings, dinners, talks and parties, plusContinue reading “London Mezcal Week Returns To Celebrate The Spirit And Mexican Culture”

Newly Launched Mezcal Steals the Agave Crown

While spirit connoisseurs have been excited in recent times by the tequila revolution, something far more exquisite has been sweeping the awards at the recent International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). Arguably the biggest news to emerge from the IWSC was that a mezcal, not a tequila, had taken top honours in the agave categoryContinue reading “Newly Launched Mezcal Steals the Agave Crown”


Estancia is one of a handful of brands leading the way in the teachings of Raicilla, one of the many branches from Mezcal. When talking Mezcal, it encompasses such subcategories as Tequila, Sotol and Bacanora. Raicilla is also within these, seen as the softer, less smoky variation, closer to the Mezcal style, than that of Sotol whichContinue reading “Estancia”

Agave Tequila Another Go: Tequila & Mezcal Fest Returns For Its Third Year

Raise a toast to Mexico’s much loved (and often misunderstood) liquid export as Tequila & Mezcal Fest makes a triumphant return on 17th and 18th September 2016 for a third consecutive year, and is the UK’s first ever and only festival dedicated exclusively to showcasing the very best bits of Mexico in what continues toContinue reading “Agave Tequila Another Go: Tequila & Mezcal Fest Returns For Its Third Year”

Aprendiz and Pescador de Sueños

Mezcal has grown to new heights in the last 18 months, with brands offering a range of expressions as the flavour profile becomes more acceptable with the growing demand for variety by the general public. With this combined with renewed focus on training for bartenders, mezcal is enjoying its biggest boom since its days taggedContinue reading “Aprendiz and Pescador de Sueños”

Mezcal Vago

Mezcal is the next big thing for 2015. Here in Manchester, the category awareness has grown and specialist bars and restaurants have popped up to bring Mezcal to the public. One of the more interesting brands to hit the category here in the UK, is Mezcal Vago. This specific Mezcal has been created by AquilinoContinue reading “Mezcal Vago”

Marca Negra

Marca Negra is the latest addition to the UK’s growing Mezcal market. I’ve managed to get my teeth into some this past month, after realising that I am yet to feature a Mezcal on my site. But what is Mezcal? Well Mezcal is essentially a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the maguey plant (a formContinue reading “Marca Negra”

Cocktail Of The Week – Onion Weed Julep

The latest Cocktail of the Week by collaborator and Head Barmen at the Vineyard at Stockcross David Coveney combines a couple of David’s favourite ingredients, including the often overlooked Mezcal – Onion Weed Julep Glass –  Julep Cup or Rocks Ingredients –  50 ml Ilegal Mezcal Joven 25 ml Blossoms Syrup Passion Fruit 10 Onion Weed LeavesContinue reading “Cocktail Of The Week – Onion Weed Julep”