For close to five centuries the people of Mexico have been using the agave plant to make distilled spirits. It is called mezcal. In the mountainous southern state of Oaxaca there are palenques tucked away in the hills and valleys that still make mezcal the way its been made for hundreds of years. Recently the rest of the world has taken notice and started enjoying this unique liquor. In this class you will learn about the very involved and unique process and traditions that surround mezcal.
In this class you will learn about the long tradition of mezcal. Ben will share his love of mezcal and explain why it is so special in the world of spirits. You’ll be given a brief history of distilling in Mexico and the Agave plant and its central place in the pre European world of Mexico, as well as a run-down of the process that agave must go through to become mezcal. Finally we will taste 6 different mezcals, mostly of the Espadin variety, with a few of the wild varieties thrown in there as well.
About Ben Harris
Ben has been working in venues that specialise in mezcal for closing in on two years – working in Mezcaleria Tobala (Austin, Tx) a bar specialising in premium Mezcal, and now, at La Condesa in Fitzroy where the focus is on all things Mexico. In addition to his professional life he is a keen Mezcal enthusiast and can often be found in his spare time researching, reading books and blogs and chatting with other agave freaks. Mezcal is his favourite spirit and he loves to talk about it!
- Discover the very involved and unique process and traditions that surround mezcal.
- Find out about the history of mezcal and why it's so special in the world of spirits.
- Learn about the different varieties of agave and the kinds of mezcal they produce.
- Tastings of 6 different mezcals
- Some light accompaniments (Mexican style, of course)!
- Tasting notes and information on where to get your hands on all the best Mezcals!
- Just yourself and a love of all things Agave!
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Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.