Ojo de Tigre mezcal

Mezcal brand Ojo de Tigre, produced at the Case Lumbre distillery in Mexico, is launching in the UK this month. Ojo de Tigre, which translates as Tiger’s Eye, is made from sustainably-grown agave – specifically the Espadín and Tobalá varieties. The 37% ABV mezcal is described as subtle and moreish, with notes of dried fruits, …

Espíritu Corsa mezcals

Oaxaca-based family-run mezcal producer Espíritu Corsa has launched three premium expressions, which offer “something for every occasion”, in the UK. The collection originates from a recipe developed in the 1920s, and is created using high-quality agave plants and a traditional, artisanal process at the brand’s own distillery, San Agustin Amatengo Palenque in Miahuatlán de Porfirio …

London Mezcal Week

Bar and cocktail emporium TT Liquor is hosting London Mezcal Week, which returns in July for a celebration of traditionally-made agave spirits. Running from 15 to 21 July, London Mezcal Week aims to support the agave spirit category by working solely with traditional producers to bring new brands and industry experts to the capital. 2019’s …

El Bandito Tequila & Ting

Liverpool bar El Bandito has joined an elite club of UK outlets to become recognised as an official ‘Del Maguey Single Village Mezcaleria’ tequileria. The Mexican-style basement bar, which is located on Slater Street, positions itself as the best spot in town to enjoy tequila – whether that’s straight up, or in one of the …

bloomsbury club bar tommy's mezcal margarita

A bar is transforming itself into a “rustic Mexican mezcaleria” for London Mezcal Week with what it believes to be the largest collection of mezcals in Europe. The Bloomsbury Club Bar is adding 30 varieties of mezcal to its drinks list alongside a special mezcal cocktail menu from September 11 to 24. It has been …

El Pastor

Bars and restaurants are to celebrate one of Mexico’s greatest exports with the first London Mezcal Week, including a bartender cocktail competition. Running from September 11 to 17 across the capital, it will feature a series of events around mezcal, Mexican culture, art and food, ending with a two-day tasting festival for Mexico Independence Day. …

santo de piedra mezcal

Santo de Piedra Mezcal has been launched in the UK on-trade, with a focus on its traditional production methods and its smoothness and versatility for cocktails. After the first bottles arrived from Mexico last week, it has been introduced by distributor Highball Brands on behalf of producer House of Agua Piedra Mezcal & Co in …

Brass Monkey Del Maguey

A bar in Nottingham has become only the second bar to be officially declared a Del Maguey Single Village Mezcaleria in the UK. Brass Monkey in the heart of the Lace Market has been awarded the recognition – which includes a blue plaque (pictured) – for its work to raise the profile of mezcal and …

Mexican spirit mezcal will be showcased at the next industry event held for bartenders at London members club Home House. Three leading brands, Del Maguey, Alipus and Los Siete Misterios, will feature at the event at 6pm on Sunday March 9 which will include a presentation, a cocktail masterclass and Mexican-themed canapés. It is one …

A bar operator has sourced a craft mezcal, made from 100% agave in Oaxaca, Mexico, and launched it in the UK as QuiQuiRiQui. Melanie Symonds, who created London’s pop-up mezcaleria QuiQuiRiQui, has come up with two different styles of mezcal which is being introduced this month in partnership with distributor Cask Liquid Marketing. The first …