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Rare Mezcal Tasting in The Library at Topolobampo

Update: The event is sold out. Thanks for your interest. We hope to do it again soon.

Any trip to Oaxaca isn’t complete without visiting Mezcaloteca, the revered historians and purveyors of fine mezcal. Intimate and private, Mezcaloteca is the perfect backdrop to learn about the robust history of this dignified spirit.

On March 21, Mezcaloteca’s Andrea Hagan heads north to lead an exclusive mezcal tasting at The Library at Topolobampo, home to Chef Rick Bayless’ cookbook collection and test kitchen. The event takes place 1-3 p.m.

Guests will enjoy margaritas, guacamole and other snacks before the tasting begins.

During the tasting, Hagan will teach guests to distinguish the flavors and aromas of three different rare mezcales, each made by different small-batch producers.

“When I go on the road, I want to bring a really different range of flavor … We try one at a time, and I ask everyone to leave a little of each one so they can go back and taste the differences. I’ll explain who made it and the whole traditional process of making it,” she said.

Tickets cost $35 and are in very limited supply. To reserve your spot, contact Dana Armon by calling 312-334-3662 or emailing




  1. Nice! From where are the Mezcales?
    Mezcaloteca have from different states, who’s the master distiller name? Salud and saludos!

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