S5.C7: The Wrap Up with Esteban Garibi

It’s a wrap. On the drive back to Guadalajara, Esteban, Cate and Diego reflect on their journey and all the places they visited, but didn’t have the opportunity to record.

On the road!

S5.C6: Lobo

El Lobo is a legend. Soft spoken, much like his products, he uses a philosophical approach to create unique flavors. You will always immediately know a Lobo expression when you try one.

S5.C5: Benito

Unlike most other maestros in this season, Benito’s family doesn’t have a long tradition of distilling. His scientific approach, love for the plants, and approach to leadership, however, make him a rising star. His products are exciting and innovative.

S5.C4: Don Beto and Juana

This is the third stop, the beach! Don Beto and Dona Juana took amazing care of us, and Dona Juana is a mean cook!

Beto walking his fields
Don Beto’s fields. El Tuito Jalisco La Venenosa Green
Don Beto El Tuito Jalisco La Venenosa Green
Betos Fields
El Tuito Jalisco La Venenosa Green

S5.C3: Don Chalio and Blanca

We made it to Cabo Corrientes! First Stop: “Rancho el Cono” Don Chalio and Blanca, explained everything about their taberna and the tradition that runs in the family for generations.

Chalios Platform for destilation in the Taberna
El Tuito Jalisco La Venenosa Tabernas II
Inside of the distilling alambiques. Own design by Chalio
La Venenosa Tabernas II El Tuito Jalisco
The Cover of Chalios distilling alambiques to look nicer
La Venenosa Tabernas II El Tuito Jalisco
We think that these are fermentation tanks...
La Venenosa Tabernas II El Tuito, Jalisco

S5.C2: Don Arturo and Jocelyn

Tuxpan. Arturo, his Family, Carnitas, Raicilla, Tradition. We were so excited to begin our travel and get to meet one of the greatest producers. Arturo is young but comes from a long line of producers. The tradition in this Taberna is vibrant.

La Venenosa Volcanes, Tuxpan
Arturo, Jocelyn and unknown person, Sierra Volcanes, Tuxpan
Clay Distiller from Arturo in operation
Arturo’s clay distiller – Tuxpan, Jalisco La Venenosa Red
Arturos Tachica
Tachica, La Venenosa Red Tuxpan, Jalisco

Arturo Campos Oven
Arturo’s oven, Tuxpan, Jalisco La Venenosa Red

On our way to Arturo Campos
Nevado de Colima Outside Tuxpan Sierra Volcanes, Venenosa Red
How does this work again? Help, Albert!
On the road from Tuxpan to Comala.

S5.C1: – Introduction to the Jalisco trip

For this season we went on a road trip through the state of Jalisco and we had the opportunity to meet the maestros, maestras and their families at their homes. Where it seemed appropriate Cate and Diego recorded their conversations that we are now sharing with you. Albert was with us only in spirit (and he provided all the technology and knowledge for us to record).

This chapter is a warm-up conversation between our new co-host Cate (welcome!) , Diego and Albert and provides the context for the things to come. We will publish three more chapters together with this one

We hope you enjoy this incredible experience – which already took place in 2022.

A big thank you to our guide Esteban Garibi. Without your relationships this trip would not have been possible.

Getting ready for the first interview!

S4.C3: Carl and the Agave Family

Carl Wrangel is our guests on today’s chapter. He represents Agave love from a bartender and bar owner perspective. We do not know how different the European knowledge of our beloved spirits would be without Carl, but we are pretty sure it would be less educated and less passionate.

In our conversation we tag along Carl’s journey starting as a kid, when he wanted to have a hangover from a tequila, along to his first bar gigs, trips to Mexico, coincidences, genetic memories, his businesses and end at his current life as a father.

We have a guest host, Esteban Morales, who himself advocates the diversity of Mexican craft spirits through his brands La Venenosa and Derrumbes and is a good friend of our show.

Join our Agave family, have some drinks and enjoy a conversation that goes deep.

Carl and Esteban at BCB

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