Ask anyone who’s had the chance to drink a Batanga with Don Javier, and they’ll tell you that they just never taste as good as when you’re at La Capilla.
“Speaking in terms of Agave, there are a little over 140 distilleries producing 1300+ brands, with only 9 of those dedicated to single brand production, yet we clearly have not seen that many make their way here,” says Alex McDowell of de Vino Mezcal.
Story by Alex ‘Happy’ Gilmour In the last few years the quality and range of…
Phil Ward has an enviable resume: from 2003 until now, he’s worked at just four…
Phil Bayly, of Sydney’s legendary and late Cafe Pacifico gives his tips on survival in the world of new bars, the need to reassess and sometimes, “to take a machete” to what you do.
We recently brought you the news that mezcal looks set to be the hit of the summer with the opening of Mr Moustache on Hall Street in Bondi, and at the weekend they opened their doors to the public. Australian Bartender popped by to take a look at what owners Regina Bueno Ros and Bildo Saravia have put together.
With all the talk about mezcals these days, could it be that tequila has become mainstream? Has the zeitgeist moved on? Has tequila sold out?
We gathered together a panel of five bartenders to plough through a tasting of six tequilas to find out.
Brown Forman are following up the success of El Jimador Reposado with the release of a blanco and anejo variant.
You don’t turn down an invitation to tour Mexico’s distileries with Tomas Estes and Phil Bayly. David Spanton got the rundown on some of the best distilleries in Tequila and in Oaxaca in our May issue; check out what he found at Casa Noble’s La Cofradia distillery below.
Tequila Ambassador to the USA and creator of the famous Tommy’s Margarita, Julio Bermejo is close to the release of his Tequila L&J (Lili y Julio) brand. In 2006 Julio held a feng shui for the planning of the distillery, construction began in 2007 with the help of Felipe Camarena and an opening planned for 08/08/08, but was delayed…