Maestro Dobel’s New Pavito Expression Is The World’s First “Pechuga” Tequila

Made through ancestral mezcal production methods, this spirit is purpose built for special occasions

When Maestro Dobel began experimenting with ancestral mezcal production techniques in pursuit of its next tequila expression, Alex Coronado (maestro tequilero and head of production) and his team knew they would have to strike a delicate balance. Tinkering with long-established formulas and cherished—some might say sacred—products always carries some degree of risk. “From the beginning it was about, ‘How can we innovate while also going …

Mystery + Luxury at Casa Silencio in Xaagá, Mexico

Solar-powered and self-sustaining, this agave-surrounded hacienda overflows with color, texture and character

Casa Silencio (which officially opens its doors tomorrow, 15 September) sits at the base of a mountain within Silent Valley just outside the small town of Xaagá, Oaxaca. The stunning, solar-powered hacienda—from the founders of Mezcal El Silencio, Vicente Cisneros and Fausto Zapata—is full of juxtapositions. Comprising just six suites, a large indoor/outdoor dining room, bar area, library and boutique-meets-lobby, it feels simultaneously opulent and …

Six Refreshing Summer Cocktails

Mezcal and rum mingle with sherry, whiskey with a touch of chamomile, reposado tequila shaken with raspberry and more

Forever on the quest for intriguing new flavor combinations in cocktails, we’ve parsed through recipes and traipsed between bars to assemble a list of six particularly special mixed drinks. Even in the sweltering summertime conditions, whiskey finds representation here—working with brighter components like citrus and mint. Of course, rum and tequila (stalwarts of summer alcoholic beverages) appear among our selections. But the final inclusion—drawn from …