Mezcal, Tequila & Sotol: A Conversation About Supporting Mexican Craft Spirits in the Global Economy
Graciela Angeles - Ricardo Pico - William Scanlan, III - Clayton Szczech, Distillery Representatives
Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Latin American and Iberian Institute
801 Yale Blvd NE (campus building #165)
Join us for a panel presentation with invited speakers who represent a range of organizations producing craft spirits in Mexico.
Four world-renowned producers in the Mexican distillate industry will be joining us for a discussion on the state of Mexican distillates and trends in craft economy. They will join us as part of a collaborative effort at UNM to integrate craft expertise with socio-cultural inquiry and international management strategy.
Speakers include: Graciela Angeles, fourth-generation Oaxacan mezcal maker and representative of Real Minero; Ricardo Pico, former brand ambassador of Hacienda de Chihuahua Sotol and founder of the artisanal brand Sotol Clande; William Scanlan III, owner of Austin, Texas-based importing company Heavy Metl Premium Imports; Clayton Szczech, founder of Experience Tequila / Experience Mezcal and co-founder of La Cata, the first and only independent tequila tasting bar in Tequila, Jalisco.
The speakers will also engage with the community through two other events, including:
- "Craft Distillates and Economic Development" workshop on April 26th from 10:00-11:30 am in the SUB Cherry Silver Room.
- "A Taste of Mexico" tasting of sotol, mezcal, and tequila at the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce on April 26th from 5:00-7:00 pm"
This event is free and open to the public.
Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Anderson School of Management, International Business Students Global, Latin American and Iberian Institute (with support from the US Department of Education Title VI)