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Intro to Mezcal, it's not Smoky Tequila

spirits tasting

Intro to Mezcal, it's not Smoky Tequila

1 review
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English, Spanish
spirits tasting

Intro to Mezcal, it's not Smoky Tequila

spirits tasting

Intro to Mezcal, it's not Smoky Tequila

1 review
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

In our tastings you’ll get to drink and experience 4 to 5 mezcales from different regions of Mexico. You’ll learn what exactly is mezcal. How it is made. What is terroir and why mezcal has it. The steps to properly drink and enjoy mezcal… And the very important differences between mezcal and tequila, (and why tequila is so bad for your health and the environment!) You could consider this evening Mezcal 101!

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Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Your host

Learn more about Hector

Hector

I learned about mezcal from some of the greatest catadores in Oaxaca and from the maestros mezcaleros themselves visiting palenques (distilleries) around the country. I have given mezcal tastings for small groups, large corporate events, private dinners, and weddings in Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. I'm currently working on a project training mezcal makers on how to use the bagazo (the leftovers of the agave plant after distillation) to cultivate gourmet and medicinal mushrooms as an extra source of income for the farmers. I'm also passionate about economic empowerment and helping the maestros circumvent intermediaries to sell their mezcal directly to the market.

What's included

Drinks
I will serve 4-5 different mezcales from different regions of Mexico made with different agaves. Eating is not recommended…

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Where you'll be

We will host the experience at a centrally located, beautiful venue in Roma Norte with access to a rooftop patio weather permitting

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

All levels of mezcal knowledge welcome. This experience is perfect whether you have no knowledge of mezcal and want to know more or are already an avid fan of the spirit.
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