I Was Importing Mescal into the U.S. 30 Years Before It Became Popular

Open any craft cocktail menu, and you’ll see that the hot ingredient of the day is mescal (well, okay, and egg whites). But despite the…

The Rise of the Bar Serving Only One Type of Booze

When you pull up a stool at Espita in Washington, D.C., you immediately notice three things: the bowls of fresh fruit (for garnish); the small…

Can the ‘Godfather of Mezcal’ Keep the Drink from Going Corporate?

Artist Ron Cooper sparked the mezcal trend, seemingly on accident. Now he’s trying to save traditional production