Open Air Mezcal Immersion: Miahuatlán
This experience follows our Covid Protocol. Please make sure to go over our protocol and to only reserve an experience if you´re in complete agreement with the terms.
We will arrive at the palenque at approximately 10:30 a.m., where the maestro distiller and his wife will receive us with an almuerzo/typical Mexican-style brunch.
Then they will walk us through the distillation process, from start to finish, taking us on a sensorial journey from plant to bottle. Their magueys will be in various stages of the distillation process, so you will get to experience this process in real time. This particular maestro has become a coveted distiller and exports to several upcoming brands internationally, as the industry is recently burgeoning. He experiments with some new technology, but opts to sustain many of the ancestral traditions behind mezcal distillation because he prizes the flavor of an ideal young, ancestral, wild (silvestre) mezcal. Accordingly, he adopts to reject some of the advances that have favored efficiency over preserving this unique palate.
What to Expect
Step One: Read our Covid Protocol. If you agree with these terms and practices, write to us and request this experience, telling us how many people are in your small group and what your dates of availability are. Let us know where we’re staying so that we can arrange to pick you up on the agreed-upon date.
Step Two: Once we’ve found a date that works for our hosts and for your group, we will send you a Paypal request for a deposit for your experience. This deposit is non-refundable. In case of an emergency with our hosts, we will do our best to reschedule with you at a mutually-convenient time. If that is not possible, we will refund your deposit.
Step Three: We will pick you up around 8 a.m. and arrive at the palenque around 10:30. We will get to learn about rural life in the village, eat local food made by the distiller´s family, and immerse ourselves in the distillation process.
- Transportation to and from the palenque (from your home/hotel,etc) following our Covid Protocol
- Spanish to English translation if necessary
- Snacks, bottled water, all meals (please let us know ahead of time if you have any dietary restrictions)
- Sensorial journey through the distillation process
- All products necessary for sanitization and to maintain our Covid Protocol.
- Optional venture to the agave fields
- Mezcal tasting
- The option to purchase mezcal directly from the maestro distiller
Logistics and Cost
Time Involvement – Approximately 10.5 Hours *
Transportation – Provided from/to Tlayudona at M. Bravo 210 C (Inside the Plaza San Cristóbal)
Costs and Minimums – 2540 MXN
There is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 people for this experience.
*8 a.m. – approximately 6:30 p.m. (return time depends on various unpredictable factors, including traffic, so please take that into account if making a dinner reservation that evening).