Open Bottle: Del Maguey Barril

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  1. Your article is accurate on so many accounts including the misperception of Vida (let’s blind taste together and really see how Vida what you or anyone else honestly thinks).
    As a long time supporter and lover of Del Maguey Mezcal’s (since 1997) I concur that without Senor Cooper’s art driven vision to share the culture of the Palenquero we probably would not be having this conversation for years to come, if ever. DM is pure and simply the gold standard of the category. Where certain industry professionals go astray is they are confused as to what Mezcal is; thinking of Mezcal as a distilled spirit is the error. It is not! Mezcal is an extension of an indangered culture.
    I only promote and offer our guests Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal and Mezcal Vago. They are the only two brands that I know “(first hand”) give back to their palenques, honor their palenqueros and work to preserve this beautiful culture.
    If any company is buying mezcal, as they would any other spirit, without interaction and sympathetic action towards the indigenous culture then they need to be shunned by the industry. Bars with ‘standards’ need to consider the difference between mezcal, a commercial spirit and Mezcal, An extension of an Indigenous Culture.
    For the young and uninitiated who you say are ‘haters’ please consider this: what is HIP about Mezcal is that it is old and honorable. Us old hipsters understand this and Ron Cooper is one m’fking cool dude. Educate and matriculate.

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  2. Grammar correction: Your article is accurate on so many accounts including the misperception of Vida (let’s blind taste it together and really see what you or anyone else honestly thinks).

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