Mezcal: Mexico in a Bottle

Chicago —October 15, 2017

Mexico in a Bottle returns to Chicago on October 15th, 2017. Last year was our first year in town and we had an absolutely fantastic time so this year it was a no brainer – we’re definitely back and we’re only upping the ante. We are coming back to Chop Shop where we will host more mezcals, more restaurants, more cocktails, and bigger encounters with fascinating figures from the world of mezcal. Expect more of everything from last year but with a few surprises!

Tickets are available now so make sure to get one before we sell out!. Once you have that hot, hot, ticket in hand make sure to subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook to get the latest updates on all the great restaurants, bars, and mezcals that will be part of the tasting. Plus, we’re pretty sure that there will be a bunch of really fun tastings, dinners, and the like around town so you’ll want to know about them as well! What’s Mexico in a Bottle? It’s the biggest agave spirits tasting in the United States but it’s also a celebration of Mexican culture. We’ve been going strong for four years now starting in San Francisco. Just watch our video on our home page to get an idea of what you should expect.


Participating Brands


  • Wahaka Mezcal
  • Fidencio
  • Koch
  • Derrumbes
  • La Venenosa Raicilla
  • Rey Campero
  • Real Minero
  • Mezcalosfera
  • Del Maguey Mezcal
  • Mezcales de Leyenda
  • Peloton de la Muerte
  • Gracias a Dios
  • Ilegal Mezcal
  • Don Amado
  • Mina Real
  • Montelobos
  • Almamezcalera
  • Cruz de Fuego
  • Flor de Desierto Sotol
  • Balam Raicilla
  • Meteoro
  • Marca Negra
  • Vago
  • Siete Misterios
  • Quiereme Mucho
  • La Luna
  • Sacapalabras
  • De La Tierra
  • Banhez
  • 5 Sentidos
  • Merci Mercado
  • El Jolgorio
  • Nuestra Soledad
  • and more coming!


  • Birrieria Zaragoza
  • Dove’s Luncheonette
  • Leña Brava
  • Presidio
  • Quiote


  • Pilsen Outpost
  • Mezcalistas T-shirts
  • Merci Mercado

What is it?

Mezcal: Mexico in a Bottle is the biggest mezcal tasting in the United States. Curated by the Mezcalistas, Susan Coss and Max Garrone, it is our annual tasting and celebration of mezcal culture. We combine music, art, food, and that divine elixir – MEZCAL – in an experience like no other. Your ticket gets you tastes from more than 15 brands, bites, cocktail sips from local bars and restaurants, handcrafted artisan goods (for purchase) in our tiendita, great music, and fun. Plus, luminaries from across the mezcal world will offer fantastic insights into what you’re tasting as part of our informal chats program.