The True Cost of the Bottle: Economic Sustainability in Mezcal
Saturday April 29 – 3:30 – 5:00pm
BCAE | Granite Room
Presented by Misty Kalkofen & Francisco Terrazas
Mezcal is where sustainability meets spirits. Two of today’s most passionate ambassadors for tradition, sustainability, and excellence in Mexican spirits will lead a conversation about the complex set of economic, sociopolitical, and environmental concerns at work in the making of mezcal and what we can learn about sustainability from Mexico’s leading producers. How can preservation and forward progress co-exist? What can we do about the scarcity of raw materials? And what might generations of family mezcal producers teach us about sustainability in the spirits industry? You’ll tackle these questions and more with insights from Misty Kalkofen, a veteran Boston bartender who now serves as Madrina for the Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal family and as a founding member of the Tequila Interchange Project, and Francisco Terrazas, former GM at Bobby Huegel’s The Pastry War and currently working with the Mezcal Vago family in Oaxaca City and beyond.