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.
This bar episode takes us to Manchester. Already in July 2019 and only equipped with a tiny microphone (so please excuse the sound quality) Albert met with Adam to discuss the love for Agave based spirits in Northern England. Crazy Pedro´s mixes Pizza and Agave, so it is not a classical Mezcaleria, however their range of spirits is excellent. No matter if you like your spirits in pure form or in a cocktail, Crazy Pedro’s can fix you up in three locations. We have marked all of them in our custom map for you.
Carl and Albert took a walk through Berlin to talk about our favourite topic! A couple of days before Carl made an experiment in Berlin’s La Tentancion Mezcaleria where he served the same drink three times, but each time with a different Agave spirit, showing how little details can make a big impact. Albert wanted to know more about his approach towards mixing spirits that are not predictable and about his history with Tequila and Mezcal.
You can find “The Barking Dog” and other great European bars on this custom map:
Their passion for Agave did not go unnoticed by Mexico’s official regulatory board for Mezcal (CONSECO REGULATOR DE MEZCAL or CRM ) and it officially declared them “Mezcal Ambassadors”, an honor which at the time of our interview only five people outside of America have received.
We took the chance to speak to Roberto and Cristian during BCB. We dug deeper into their passion for everything Maguey, their other projects and the connection they feel – as Italians – to Mexico. Our interview with them also starts our long announced series of European bar recommendations. We had to do this interview in a noisy environment, please excuse the not so optimal sound quality
You can find our evolving European Map of Mezcal bars here:
During our adventures we had the joy to speak with other Agave enthusiasts around Europe, and some of them either run their own bar or know good places in Europe where you can find an excellent selection of good spirits.
We will publish these chapters in the coming weeks and here is already a preparation. We think this list/map can grow slowly into a compendium to help you find your Agave fix in Europe, but of course it doesn’t have the intention to be complete.
However, if you encounter a worthy candidate during your own adventures, please reach out to us so we can add it to the map: