Erstwhile Espadín (2021 Ancestral Limited Edition) 375 ml
A mission-driven, social impact-driven company, Erstwhile is a boutique agave spirits importer based in Brooklyn, New York. Our mission: advocate for small, independent, family-owned producers who lack representation outside their local communities in Mexico; and bring their craft to mezcal lovers in international markets for the first time.
We work closely with our partner producers and set them up for success. No haggling. No exclusivity contracts. We guide producers through the complicated steps to export in their own names for the first time, and cover necessary expenses including local attorneys, accountants, license fees, and more. We absorb our producers’ marketing and supply chain costs as our own.
We believe in autonomy for producers, be it hiring their own workers or using their own bottling facility. We only step in if they want our help. We connect our partner producers to share knowledge and help each other in production.
Revenue from every Erstwhile bottle sold creates jobs in our partner producers’ and vendors’ local communities in Mexico. Our producers hire their own team of local men and women, on their own terms.
Erstwhile is a woman-owned, women-led business. Our team is multicultural and multilingual. We are outspoken about elevating underrepresented voices in Mezcal and our industry.
Erstwhile Espadin Mezcal 375 ml (2021 Ancestral Limited Edition)
Only 300 liters made. This rare batch of Espadin – one of Erstwhile's 2021 Ancestral Limited Releases- marks Master Mezcalero Juan Abel Quiroz Agustín's debut in the United States and international markets. Natural fermentation with wild native yeasts in sabino cypress wood vats. Distilled exclusively in clay pots. Crafted with love in Santa María Sola, Oaxaca.
|Erstwhile Espadín (2021 Ancestral Limited Edition) 375 ml