Want to learn more about mezcal, since the production stage, but only have a couple days in or near Oaxaca City? These fun, educational, single day experiences were designed specifically for mezcal lovers in your situation. On these private mezcal day tours visit at least two artisanal mezcal distilleries (“palenques”) that are chosen just before your tour to maximize your exposure to active mezcal production and a wide variety of mezcal tasting. In addition to a delicious, traditional Oaxacan lunch, there will be many surprises along the way!
Minimum age of 18
Born and raised in Miahuatlan, one of the key mezcal-producing towns in Oaxaca, I have been engaged in the mezcal world since I was a kid. I grew up on a street where mezcaleros waited each day to sell mezcal and when they left for the night, they would store their jugs of mezcal in my grandfather’s garage. So it’s no surprise that I ended up with a growing passion and curiosity about the production and the varieties of mezcal. When I am not leading a tour, I can be found driving in the occasional drag race, making incredible and ridiculously spicy habañero salsa, or preparing my own and the best chapulines (grasshoppers) you’ll find! If you have a chance to come over to my family’s house for lunch, you’ll likely have the best mole that you’ve ever tried, prepared by my mother!