YOUR PRIVATE MEZCAL TASTING

Experts Paco Bernal & David Facuse,  walk you through this private mezcal tasting step-by-step, flavor by flavor.

Mezcal (a.k.a. mescal) is the 'alcohol du jour' in Mexico  New York, and Sydney.... and with good reason.

As an artisanal product of denomination,
mezcal (and its prima materia, agave) has a breathtaking cultural history, a strong bond with terroir, & an astonishing range of tasting notes.

If you are a foodie, then this private 1.5 hour tour in Mexico City is a must!

Experience three distinct boutique production distillations & discover the incredible variety of formats mezcal embodies, through experience, knowledge & flavour!!

Our expert Paco (centre) does not wear a bow tie, but he does know A LOT about mezcal!

This is a highly educative mezcal tasting, set in an informal ambience, so you can ask questions and relax.

By the tour's end, you'll agree.
The magic of turning cactus into mezcal is nothing short of a miracle.

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David hosted a mezcal tasting which was excellent. I work in the drinks biz, so it was especially appreciated that the tasting built off my previous experiences. His knowledge was superb. The mescalero/owner of the bar was also amazingly detailed. The overall experience was top-notch.

Andrew, Cellar Tracker, USA>>

MEET YOUR MEZCAL GUIDES

Your mezcal hosts, Paco and David, are fabulously knowledgeable and fun people to spend time with!

Private Mezcal Tasting Mexico City Paco & David great mezcal experts

Locals experts, Paco and David, are a truly dynamic hosting team!

Our local mezcal expert is Paco Bernal - a truly likeable and knowledgeable expert, who is frankly inspirational in his knowledge of mezcal and its traditions. Be it the difference between agave species, tracing a mezcal's flavours to its production or terroir,  or locating the rarest of rare mezcals in Mexico, Paco is like a Rhodes Scholar of mezcal knowledge.  He gained his technical expertise at the helm of Mexico City's very first contemporary mezcal-only bars. Opening its doors in 2002, it was the first to focus on solely artisanal mezcals ( that is to say verified mezcals of denomination with a limited release production, where the end of the bottle signified the end of that unique product). Steadfastly refusing to pander to trends for mezcal cocktails and other forms of mezcal tokenism, it championed a new urban standard for mezcal  purism, which has now become the new benchmark for the elite. 

Paco and David (left) make a super-power team. Their style is dynamic & illuminating.

David Facuse is a Mexican, who spent 10 years living in the USA and 4 years living and working in France, where he earned his qualifications as a Sommelier and a Masters of Wine Commerce .  He is currently a Lecturer in Wine-Food Pairing & Hospitality at Mexico City's largest and most popular gastronomy university. David has a magic radar for identifying palate notes and their descriptions, and as a cherished colleague of Paco's, he offers us a fabulous bridge between Spanish, French and English !

Enmascarado - one of the few bottled varieties of mezcal that gets Paco's thumbs up. It is  made from Espadin agave and is produced in Santiago Matatlan, with an earthen oven & copper still.

Arrive as novices, leave as experts!

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Dear Laura, You should know, this mezcal tasting with Paco and David was so much fun, and so informative. This is something special for us to experience. We so appreciate today’s tasting. I cannot say enough about how great this was!"

Elaine Clayman, USA

Mezcal was once rather ignorantly considered the moonshine of Mexico. Now an artisanal mezcal, 
deriving from a unique 50 litre batch,
will easily fetch US$120 a bottle.


WE LIKE THIS MINI-DOCO ABOUT MEZCAL

Great mezcal comes from wild agave plants. An ecological approach to enjoying mezcal gets our thumbs up!

YOUR SEATED MEZCAL TOUR - WHAT TO EXPECT!

You won't find any pompous lectures,or tilted pinkies here!
Your session is packed with factual info, local etiquette, and vignettes, but is informal in tone & atmosphere.

Hosts Paco and David (left) with Vblogger Team 'The Way Away'.

Just like mezcal itself, we prefer things be palatable, refreshing, and approachable.

This tasting is informal in style but solid in facts, technical information, tasting notes and vignettes!  Your time is spent learning about the ways in which mezcal is produced, and linking this to actual differences that you can taste immediately in the variety of flavours present in the three single batch mezcals you sample.  
Many people who have taken this tour, have tried mezcal before, but were incredibly surprised at how little they knew about the range of notes, cactus types, and forms of production there are!!  This tasting brought their level of knowledge and understanding  to an all time high. Like wine, connecting tastes to first hand experience is essential.

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Laura arranged a Mezcal tasting at a small local bar that was the grand finale of a wonderful tour.

Adam D, Pennsylvania, USA >>

YOUR MEXICO CITY MEZCAL EXPERIENCE 

The essential facts!

  • This is a private mezcal tasting session
  • Duration: 1- 1.5 hours, depending on the questions you ask and what this evokes in the raconteur!
  • Try 3 artisanal mezcals of denomination first-hand
  • Learn about the various species of cactus used for mezcal
  • Learn about the variation in tasting notes (it's a complete myth that all mezcals are smoky!)
  • Discover how fermentation, production & distillation affect the taste of mezcal.
  • What's the alcohol proof of mezcal? Find out!
  • Be educated in mezcal drinking etiquette so you look like a local!

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We tried different kinds of Mezcal and learned about them, a great experience!

Laura T, Medellin, Colombia >>

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HOW DO I BOOK? (AND THEN WHAT HAPPENS?)

Your booking is reserved via our secure online booking platform. Here's what to expect...

    • Click on the orange booking button.
    • Identify which tour slots are available in our live bookings calendar. 
    • Reserve your preferred time/day with our secure online payment gateway.
    • Receive an instant booking confirmation!  The tour is 100% yours, and yours alone!
    • You'll receive detailed info about tour meeting point, and Davi'ds mobile number via email.
    • ​The day of your tour, David is waiting for you at the the meeting point, ready to make introductions and get the ball rolling.

    If you need to change the day or time of your tour after booking, just let us know!


    PRICES

    We only offer private tours. This means you don't share your mezcal tasting with others.

    • Total for 2pp group  -  US$180
    • Additional members: US$42pp

    *Prices are in US dollars & don't include tax. Should you wish to tip your guide, this is standard hospitality etiquette in Mexico. If you are travelling alone, please contact us about your request.


    USEFUL INFO FOR VISITORS TO MEXICO CITY

    About us, our clients, common questions, and some travel tips for you. 

    1. We are a LGBTI friendly company.

    We are a LGBTI  friendly company. Every sexual, religious, or political orientation is welcome on tour with us. We only work with tour guides who naturally relate well to new people and different lifestyles.. Our guides are openminded, cosmopolitan people, who know that colour and diversity make the world a better place!

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    Clients Mario & Patrick - what can we say.....we LOVE your style!

    2. Check out our partner hotel list. It is drawn from three years of feedback from Stylewalk clients.

    Where you stay in Mexico City can make a HUGE difference to your stay.  Many people think the Frida Kahlo neighbourhood of Coyoacan is the epi-center of CDMX. Logistically speaking, nothing could be further from the truth!  We have partnered with the bnbs and hotels that our tour guests consider to be fantastic Mexico City accomodation options - be it for mid or upscale budgets.

    .3.  We don't accept any third party commissions from any restaurants or shops. 

    We are travellers too and have been on tours in foreign parts of the world where it is obvious that the guide in cohoots with a shop or restaurant for tourist patronage. The experience is horrid. We don't want to be on tours like that so accordingly we only work with guides who are 100% free of shams and paybacks . Read more here...

    4. Giving back. Being socially responsible is built into Stylewalk's business model.

    Aside from directly supporting the best local Mexican businesses, a percentage of your tour payment goes directly to sustainable development projects. Read more here...

    5. FAQs: essential travel tips & common questions for new visitors to Mexico City!

    Have questions about currency, airport pick up/drop off, tour refunds or safety in Mexico City. Check our common visitor FAQs.


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    by Andrew - Cellar Tracker on Private Mezcal Tasting Mexico City

    David hosted a mezcal tasting which was excellent. I work in the drinks biz, so it was especially appreciated that the tasting built off my previous experiences. His knowledge was superb. The mescalero/owner of the bar was also amazingly detailed. The overall experience was top-notch.Overall, StyleWalkMX was excellent in every way. Great communication and flexibility as well as amazingly detailed knowledge of the city and the niches in which I was interested.

    by Andrew - Cellartracker.com on Private Mezcal Tasting Mexico City

    David hosted a mezcal tasting which was excellent. I work in the drinks biz, so it was especially appreciated that the tasting built off my previous experiences. His knowledge was superb. The mescalero/owner of the bar was also amazingly detailed. The overall experience was top-notch.

    We were a group of 6 people, we had many plans about places we wanted to visit and so little time for all that. Laura was always patient, helped me to correct the itineraries in the best way, she even gave me recommendations for things we could do without her services.

    After lunch, Laura contacted Uber to go to an educational Mezcal tasting. We tried different kinds of Mezcal and learned about them, a great experience.

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