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On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we talk Mezcal at Agave Week! We’re joined by Brandon McCullers of Noble Coyote, Evan Meeker of Del Maguey, and Phil Minissale with El Buho. We talk about the spirit, its traditions, sustainability in the industry, and more!

Pictured above from left – Phil Minissale of El Buho Mezcal and PM Brokerage, Bryan Dias of The NOLADrinks Show, Evan Meeker of Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, and Brandon McCullers of Noble Coyote Mezcal.

NOLADrinks Show – 3-18-19 – Mezcal

We start things off letting you know what’s up on this week’s show. We also let you know about some cool events coming up in town over the next two weeks.

Then, it’s over to Agave Week, which recently took place in New Orleans, for our featured interview. Our topic this time around is “mezcal.” We discuss this special distillate from various angles and touch on several important ideas and issues.

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We welcome three guests connected to mezcal producers – Brandon McCullers of Noble Coyote, Evan Meeker of Del Maguey, and Phil Minissale with El Buho and PM Brokerage. All three are highly knowledgeable and passionate about the subject.

During the chat, we touch on the variety of agave species used to produce mezcal and how they are cultivated or foraged for. We also talk about production methods and other related aspects.

Importantly, we chat about issues and challenges the industry is facing including sustainability – both agricultural and cultural, the potential to lose mezcal’s identity, and more.

Of course, we talk about their respective brands and sample a few expressions provided by our guests, as well. In our podcast-only portion, “Another Shot with NOLADrinks,” we further discuss aspects of production and agriculture, the importance of education for consumers to make good choices, and more.

Pictured at left from left – Phil Minissale of El Buho Mezcal and PM Brokerage, Bryan Dias of The NOLADrinks Show, Evan Meeker of Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, and Brandon McCullers of Noble Coyote Mezcal.

We close things out in our “Parting Shot” talking about “terroir” and a “sense of place.” You can subscribe to, stream, and download The NOLADrinks Show podcast using the links and player at the top of the post…

Cheers, You All!

~ Bryan