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Mezcal Educational Tours

511 reviews
Oaxaca, Mexico
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About Mezcal Educational Tours
Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca offers spirits aficionados, novices & industry professionals 1 - 3 day mezcal tours in Oaxaca's central valleys and beyond. Learn about agave / maguey, photograph, sample, buy. We visit small, familyoperated distilleries (palenques) using clay pot production & traditional copper stills (alembics). You'll finish the day also understanding the families' cultures. Inquire regarding our expertise, testimonials, cost, etc. Ask about group tour packages for not only about mezcal and pulque, but also delving into Oaxacan cuisine and craft beer pairing. Considering a business plan exporting mezcal with your own label, or opening a bar or restaurant with a healthy complement of mezcal, or a mezcaleria? We are also consultants in this respect. Or, if you are a photographer or documentary film maker, we have assisted this type of professional on many occasions over the past decade. Mezcal is a full time passion, but a part-time vocation; so inquire early.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked Alvin for a day tour to learn and experience mezcal. Was such a great day out, and Alvin was very knowledgeable and accommodating! Would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to do a Mezcal tour.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank keishathomason
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I spent two days with Alvin. We learned a lot about mezcal, the process of distillation etc. Alvin's knowledge of the mezcal was above our expectations. We met producers passionate about their products and it was motivating. it was a perfect trip

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ben_O_Mezcal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether you are someone with zero experience with mezcal who wants to learn something new or are an experienced mezcalier looking to get your hands on some amazing mezcal for your personal collection, Mezcal Educational Excursions is the way to go. Alvin does a great...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mquiroz91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hired Alvin Starkman for 2 days to visit off the radar mescal producers around Oaxaca. Alvin was knowledgable, informative and understood our needs. it was money very well spent.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Robert H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us took a mescal distilling and tasting tour with Randall on April 23rd. The tour was inclusive visiting both clay pot and copper mescal distilleries. Randall was the perfect instructor for our adventure.as he was not only beyond knowledgeable but was also...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's hard to add anything new to the existing glowing reviews other than echo them. We had such a superb day learning about mezcal and trying all the different varieties. We visited different stops along the way and sampled a lot of mezcals and saw...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank GulabJammun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will not find a better Mezcal experience in Oaxaca. Alvin is a patient and enthusiastic well of Mezcal knowledge, from the technical process of making it to the families who have had the tradition for generations in the area. It's not often that you...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Aiden R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alvin is a passionate and knowledgeable guide to the artisanal, and off-the-beaten-path distilleries of Oacaxa. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the cultural significance of the Agave plant, and/or just tasting beautifully made and rare Mezcal. It was really eye opening to see, learn, and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kaya b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had the pleasure of joining Alvin on a mezcal tour through the area surrounding Oaxaca. We stopped at a number of palenques of varying forms executing different phases of the production process, had lunch, and also did a quick stop for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank free2roca
Mezcal_Tours, Owner at Mezcal Educational Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for the kind words, and again to all those who have previously complimented the work we do at Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca. Yes, even those who initially do "not enjoy mezcal" can get a lot out of the experience. Part of...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Booking a tour with Alvin is a no-brainer. You will learn a ton about the mezcal making process, sample/purchase the finest real mezcal in the area, visit numerous palenques, and learn a lot about Oaxacan culture. Alvin is a great teacher and has a genuine...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Jayson M
April 15, 2019|
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Response from Mezcal_Tours | Property representative |
They start and end in the city of Oaxaca.
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sarahhG356TH
December 3, 2018|
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Response from Mezcal_Tours | Property representative |
We visit several distilleries (ancestral and artisanal) or palenques, not mezcalerías (retail outlets in the city). We have several different routes depending on what the client wants.
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MacMcGee
February 17, 2018|
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