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April 26th, 2019
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Ticket Price: Free

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So You Think You Know Mezcal: An Educational Tasting

So You Think You Know Mezcal: An Educational Tasting

Mezcal and other artisanal and traditional agave spirits have gained a following to rival that of Tequila — in fact, they’re more aligned with Scotch than their modern Mexican descendant. The New Yorker describes mezcal as "a liquor for the farm-to-table movement" because of the intense hands-on nature of the fermentation and distillation process. But… what really goes into making this incomparable spirit?

Join us for a special tasting of five rare agave expressions that are otherwise unavailable in the USA. The session will be led by Lou Bank of SACRED: Saving Agave for Culture, Recreation, Education, and Development. Lou will share stories about the people who make the spirits and he ways in which their production and sale are empowering the communities where these spirits are made. A portion of your ticket price will be donated to projects in those communities, including the development and maintenance of libraries and greenhouses.
 

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