Mexico in a Bottle

Chicago - October 14th, 2018

Mezcal is the embodiment of Mexico. More than just a beverage, it represents more than 500 years of history and culture. But mezcal is also the present. It has enjoyed an enormous resurgence in Mexico and the United States exactly because it’s tied so tightly to Mexico’s traditions. Mezcal’s story isn’t just about alcohol, each bottle contains a piece of Mexican culture, and is a living link to history, tradition, art, and music – life and death all in a bottle.

Mexico in a Bottle is our grand tasting and the largest of its kind in the United States. We are incredibly excited to be back in Chicago for a third year. This year we will be at Logan Square Auditorium as we sadly, or happily, outgrew Chop Shop, our home for the past two years.

We will feature more than 100 mezcals as well as incredible bites from local restaurants, cocktails from local bartenders, encounters with incredible personalities in the mezcal world, a tiendita, and much more. Get your tickets today!

Check out a video to get a sense for what Mexico in a Bottle is all about.
Please note that this is a 21 and over event.


Participating Brands

  • Wahaka Mezcal
  • Mezcal Vago
  • Fidencio
  • Derrumbes
  • Mezcal Koch
  • La Venenosa
  • Montelobos
  • Mezcal Vago
  • Ilegal Mezcal
  • Bozal
  • Siete Misterios
  • Alípus
  • Mezcalero
  • Los Nahuales
  • Los Javis
  • Rey Campero
  • Real Minero
  • Mezcalosfera
  • Del Maguey
  • Mezcales de Leyenda
  • Peloton de la Muerte
  • Don Amado
  • Mina Real
  • Legendario Domingo
  • Prolijo Mezcal
  • Almamezcalera
  • Marca Negra
  • Meteoro
  • Espiritu Lauro
  • Miel de Tierra
  • Coyote Sotol
  • Casa D’Aristi
  • El Jolgorio
  • Nuestra Soledad
  • Mezcal Nacional
  • El Buho
  • Gracias a Dios
  • Mezcal Union
  • Clande Sotol
  • Balam Raicilla
  • Cruz de Fuego Mezcal
  • Flor del Desierto Sotol
  • Banhez
  • Cobardes y Reyes
  • Craneo Mezcal
  • Cinco Sentidos
  • Mal Bien
  • Lalocura
  • Cuanax
  • Erstwhile Mezcal
  • and more to come!

Participating restaurants and programming to be announced soon


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 25 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.