When I moved out of my small one bedroom apartment and into a house, I decided to take stock and get organized. As it turns out, working in the liquor business means that most of your cabinets, closets and bookcases become overrun with bottles of various types of booze. Among my collection, can you guess what I had the most of? You might be surprised to know it’s mezcal.
How could I possibly have so many—every expression just tastes like smoke, right? Not necessarily! In my opinion, mezcal is the epitome of the small-lot, craft production, artisanal spirit most distillers strive for, for three distinct reasons.