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Mezcal Tasting

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 851 reviews.Mexico City, Mexico

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Experience hosted by Katri & Hardey

2 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

An encounter with the best of Mexican Mezcal culture. An expert from Gente de Mezcal offers up a selection of their finest artisanal spirits for tasting. In April 2019, Gente de Mezcal received international recognition from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition: a Double Gold Medal for their Tobalá and a Gold Medal for each of their Espadín and Tepeztate. You'll be seduced by these exquisite spirits and their stories at Gente de Mezcal's boutique premises 'El Salón', a space dedicated to mezcal in the charismatic Colonia Juárez.

Please visit us online:
www.gentedemezcal.com
www.instagram.com/gentedemezcal
www.facebook.com/GentedeMezcal
An encounter with the best of Mexican Mezcal culture. An expert from Gente de Mezcal offers up a selection of their finest artisanal spirits for tasting. In April 2019, Gente de Mezcal received international recognition from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition: a Double Gold Medal for their Tobalá and a Gold Medal for each of their Espadín and Tepeztate. You'll be seduced by these exquisite spirits and their stories at Gente de Mezcal's b…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Tasting, Stories, Conversation & Music
From $39
/ person
Fri, Oct 23
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$39 per person
$39 per person
Sat, Oct 24
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$39 per person
$39 per person
Sun, Oct 25
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$39 per person
$39 per person

Meet your host, Katri & Hardey

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 851 Reviews
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We are Hardey, Juan Carlos and Katri and we are lovers of mezcal and its culture. We founded Gente de Mezcal 7 years ago to promote the culture, and the work of the 'Maestros' and their communities, and today we produce international award-winning mezcal having received a Double Gold and two Gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2019. We now want to share that experience and our products through 'El Salón', the best place in the city to try the finest mezcals. Our mezcal experts Hardey, Ana, Jimena, Sofia and Lize take turns hosting the experience itself while Katri handles all communication via Airbnb.
We are Hardey, Juan Carlos and Katri and we are lovers of mezcal and its culture. We founded Gente de Mezcal 7 years ago to promote the culture, and the work of the 'Maestros' and their communities, and today we produce international award-winning mezcal having received a Double Gold and two Gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2019. We now want to share that experience and our products through 'El Salón', the best place in the city to try the finest mezcals. Our mezcal…
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Where you'll be

'El Salon', a hidden, cosy venue in the heart of la Juárez. Versalles 94, Colonia Juárez, Delegación Cuauhtémoc in Mexico City. Next door to the Colonia Roma and a 25 minute walk from the Colonia Condesa.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 851 reviews.

Corrina
March 2020
Ana is incredibly knowledgeable and clearly loves what she does. We learned so much from her and now share her love and appreciation of Mezcal.
Taylor
March 2020
This experience was just incredible!! Their employee Ana conducted the tasting and her passion for mezcal was incredible. We had 4 total in our group. It was incredibly personal as we got to know each other and Ana taught us everything she could about mezcal tasting. Thank you beyond words for a wonderful time!!! I can’t recommend this enough!!
This experience was just incredible!! Their employee Ana conducted the tasting and her passion for mezcal was incredible. We had 4 total in our group. It was incredibly personal as…
Alex
March 2020
I was initially hesitant to sign up for this experience because I had just done something similar in Oaxaca the week before and figured this would mostly be a rehash of what I had just learned. I couldn't have been more wrong. I'm SO glad I took the chance on this and I would recommend it to anyone, whether you've just heard of mezcal for the first time or you've been drinking it for years. To start, El Salón is a fantastic environment to taste. It's very well designed, clean, intimate and comfortable. The mezcal itself is special too. Each mezcal we tasted was unique and delicious, as I expected, but they were also from remarkably small batches. These are not bottles you're likely to find anywhere else, and I'm glad to say their bottle prices really don't do justice to their rarity or quality. The part that really made this experience special, though--especially after considering my previous tasting--was the host. I was blown away not only by Ana's knowledge of mezcal and the culture surrounding it, but also by her genuine passion of the subject. You can tell immediately she isn't just there to do a job, but to share this passion with others. No matter what random question I came up with she seemed to have not only an answer, but a story and a thoughtful perspective to share. Again, can't recommend it enough.
I was initially hesitant to sign up for this experience because I had just done something similar in Oaxaca the week before and figured this would mostly be a rehash of what I had…
Sebastian
March 2020
Very nice host and great tasting mescal! Another nice thing about this experience was that we were able to purchase high quality mescal afterwards that would have been difficult to find elsewhere.
Courtney
March 2020
I came in knowing next to nothing about mezcal and learned so much from our wonderful host. We discussed everything from the history of mezcal, how it's made, the different agaves used, even the market conditions for farmers! Great activity for solo travelers (like me!) or a small group. The space is lovely and super intimate. The mezcal is excellent quality, we tasted 6 different varieties, each with its own character. I recommend eating beforehand as the pours are very generous- it was more than I could responsibly finish :) Highly recommended!
I came in knowing next to nothing about mezcal and learned so much from our wonderful host. We discussed everything from the history of mezcal, how it's made, the different agaves…
Jordan
March 2020
We had a fantastic tasting experience with Sophia! She was super knowledgeable about any and everything mezcal and we walked away from the experience informed, making new friends and sharing a once in a lifetime experience. Would highly recommend!
We had a fantastic tasting experience with Sophia! She was super knowledgeable about any and everything mezcal and we walked away from the experience informed, making new friends a…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Please note that we do not provide food as part of the tasting so we recommend that you eat something beforehand.