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From Cool Chile HQ (W3)
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Jon Darby left his previous job in the city of London to live in Oaxaca and investigate the world of agave after a life-changing holiday in southern Mexico where he was blown away by mezcal, the skill of its production and the cultural significance of the maguey plant.
He founded Sin Gusano (without the worm), which is a project working for the wider understanding and preservation of artisanal agave distillates – traditionally known as “Mezcal” – as well as the sustainable development of rural, mezcal producing regions of Southern Mexico.
Jon spends a huge amount of time on the road in Mexico, meeting many different mezcal producers, seeking out the most delicious and diverse agave spirits to offer a continual evolution of limited releases. Somewhere between 35-150 litres is generally all that’s been made of each of their unique batches.
Sin Gusano has pledged to gift 10% of profits to charitable causes. They aim to spread their giving between education programs and sustainability projects in Oaxaca, Mexico, and projects closer to home in London. They also are proud to be a carbon-neutral enterprise, offering a certified carbon neutral product.
'Sin Gusano is sourcing the tiny and unrepeatable batches that real mezcal culture is all about"
Thomas Bullock, author of The Mezcal Experience
'SinGusano has the most diverse and interesting bottlings found in Europe. I am always excited to try their mezcal'
Melanie Symonds, founder of QuiQuiRiQui Mezcal and London Mezal Week
If you are interested in learning more about amazing small-batch agave distillates - join MAS - the Mezcal Appreciation Society!
Batch: NGG 04, release date Oct 2021
Aroma: Bright and fresh on the nose.
Palate: High octane minerality. Initially a little salty on the palate before oily herbaceous tones kick in and complement the light background smoke to create a long and complex finish.
Maestro Mezcalero: Nicolas Garcia Gutierrez
Interesting fact: This is extremely rare, hard to find mezcal. Availability is very limited. Each bottle is hand-numbered and wrapped in London, in 100% plastic-free packaging.
Maguey (Agave): tobalá (a. potatorum)
Region: Miahuatlán region of southern Oaxaca sits the small community of San Luis Amatlán
Oven type: conical earthen oven
Extraction method: by hand and using a chipper
Fermentation: in slatted wooden tinas
Still type: copper alembic with refescador
Please note, due to current restrictions, this product cannot be shipped to the following countries:
Sturdy little, glasses for mezcal. They were originally used in Catholic churches to hold a prayer candles, hence the cross at the base of the glass. However their wide mouth makes a great mezcal glass, allowing alcohol vapours to dissipate so your can enjoy all the nuances of your mezcal.Sold in a set of two. 59mm high x 56mm diameter at the top. Holds a 50ml shot nicely. Stackable. Dishwasher safe.
A crunchy, smoky seasoning salt with roasted ground red crickets, chillies, lime and sea salt from Oaxaca, traditionally sprinkled on orange slices which are sucked in-between sips of mezcal or tequila. But equally great as a rim for micheladas or palomas. As a finishing salt use on guacamole, seafood dishes, roasted corn or even pop-corn. Not suitable for vegetarians!packed in a little screw-top glass jar