El Tesoro Tequila’s Farm and Distillery, Arandas

Exploring the Jalisco region's agave treasures with Master Distiller Carlos Camarena

“Historically, these plants can provide people with shelter, food, spirits, of course— tools with their needles to sow. Everything!” Carlos Camarena tells us, standing on the red clay earth amid a field of agaves. He goes on to explain how the succulent’s dried leaves are still used in the region for roofing and building walls, its quioxotes (long pistols) for fences, and fibers used for …

Introducing Volcan De Mi Tierra Tequila

A new super-premium spirit invoking the volcanic soil its agave grows in

For two and a half years Moët Hennessy has been secretly developing their first-ever tequila. An organization that counts some of the world’s most prestigious alcohol brands in its roster—Ruinart, Glenmorangie, Belvedere and more—could have easily purchased an existing brand that sprung up in the last decade’s infatuation with the agave spirit. Rather than acquire, however, they partnered with Mexico’s Gallardo family and began developing …

Viejo Indecente Smokeless Mezcal

A vibrant, natural agave flavor profile that defies category

You may ask yourself, can a product call itself mezcal if it doesn’t contain that signature smokiness? To a certain degree, a question like this harkens back to some people’s perception of scotch—where only the peated, smokey iterations are familiar to sense memory. In fact, however, smokeless mezcal is a thing—and no, it does not taste like tequila. Instead, it boasts a pure agave profile, …