Mezcal Distillery Tours in Oaxaca
Our mezcal distillery tours are conducted by Oaxaca resident Alvin Starkman who has been trained by the federal government of Mexico. He is a recognized authority on local distilled and fermented beverages, with over 35 articles and one book to his credit, on topics centering upon Mexican craft beer, mezcal, the pre-Hispanic drink pulque, and sustainability (in addition to a further 250 articles about a diversity of Oaxacan cultural traditions). He is also co-author of the only comprehensive full color bilingual mezcal tasting wheel.
He is not a tour guide, but rather a seasoned professional trained and licensed to lead excursions into the hills of Oaxaca to teach both Mexican nationals and visitors to the region about agave, mezcal and the pre-Hispanic fermented beverage, pulque.
All tours are fully customized to meet the passions, desires and interests of individuals, couples, business partners and groups. They are anywhere from a few hours in duration (the most popular being single day excursions to visit a number of quaint, artisanal factories, known in Oaxaca as palenques) to weeklong vacation packages for ardent spirits aficionados.
Our expertise in this area is for those who: