Originally made by indigenous people in what is now the state of Oaxaca, using traditional methods passed down from generation to generation.
Mezcal is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the agave plant, native to Mexico. The word mezcal comes from the Nahuatl word mexcalli [meʃˈkalːi], which means "oven-cooked agave".
Mezcal was first introduced to the Spanish colonists in the early 1600s, who then began producing their own version of the drink. Today, mezcal is made all over Mexico, with each region producing its own unique variety.
Our resident expert and Mezcalier, Luis, will walk you through rare mezcal as we explore the finer differences of mezcal. We will help you use all your senses to learn the characteristics of each.
We'll start with a lovely mezcal cocktail to ease into the experience as we explore the history of this Mexican spirit. The tasting will consist of 5 small batch artisanal mezcals made with different agaves from espadin, Tobala, Tepextate and more!
In 2 short hours, this relatively in-depth overview will cover the basics of mezcal's roots, help you better understand the variety of spirits in the agave family, and why Mezcal is such an important part of Mexican culture and history.
Join us on our exploration of mezcal and walk away feeling confident in your understanding of agave spirits. There's no better place to learn than El Tasting Room, Vallarta's premier Tequila, Mezcal and Agave spirit bar. come eager to learn, savor and delight in the world of agave.
- Mondays 1pm
- Wednesdays 7pm
- Saturdays 1pm
- Duration: 2 hours
- Price: $58
- Capacity: 10 people + expert guide
- Who: 18+ Mezcal Affecionados
- Includes: 5 Mezcal tastings, welcome cocktail, expert guide and activity sheet with insider recommendations