Distilleries are taking a leaf out of the winemakers’ playbook and opening their own version of cellar doors: the distillery bar.
Sydney Bar Week is right around the corner folks. Taking place over five big days from the 15th of September to the 19th, there are some 29-odd events taking place. And the big welcome to Bar Week this year is happening at Brix Distillers, Sydney’s newest rum distillery located in Surry Hills.
In our June issue, publisher Dave Spanton took a trip through Oaxaca as part of his agave spirit tour with the incomparable Phil Bayly and Tomas Estes. Oaxaca obviously is all about the mezcal, and he checked in with the mezcal that has done so much to popularise the spirit, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcals.
Owned by 5th generation family member Guillermo Erickson Sauza, the grandson of Javier Sauza who in 1976 sold the Sauza distillery. What wasn’t part of that deal was this 100-year-old disused and run down distillery site just a stone’s throw from their old family distillery
In 1870 the Felix Lopez family officially registered and started crafting their tequilas on this historic site in Amatitan, Jalisco just a short drive out of the town of Tequila. Herradura (horseshoe) would be one of, if not the most picturesque distillery in Mexico.