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Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca offers spirits aficionados, novices & industry professionals 1 - 3 day mezcal tours in and beyond Oaxaca's central valleys. Learn, photograph, sample, buy, discuss. We visit distilleries (palenques) using clay...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Col. Loma Linda, Oaxaca 68024, Mexico
+52 951 132 8203
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great tour. Alvin was prompt in pick-up, the car was comfortable, and everything was informative. It was an amazing opportunity to see the age old craft of mezcal distillation done by hand in outdoor sheds in the countryside, a burro grinding the...More

Thank benbobbi
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I booked my 2nd trip to Oaxaca I made sure I contacted Alvin to book a date. We had done a trip out to the hills of Oaxaca 4 years prior and it was a highlight of the trip. This trip I asked Alvin...More

Thank Larry M
Mezcal_Tours, Owner at Mezcal Educational Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the flattering commentary and again to those who have previously complimented my mezcal excursions. However, what we witnessed this day, and participated in, was, I must admit, extremely unusual, that is both unearthing pig head from an agave oven and eating the resultant...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I agreed that this was probably the best tour experience we have ever had. I hesitate to call it a tour, it's more like a mini college extension course in mezcal making. I learned much more than I hoped to. I have...More

Thank Rebecca M
Mezcal_Tours, Owner at Mezcal Educational Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind words, and of course to all who have previously complimented my mezcal excursions. I feel really bad about the broken bottle of barril (an Agave karwinskii). For the asking I am always happy to recommend a downtown packaging...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time out with Alvin after enjoying a tour with him 2 years ago. As it was a repeat visit, Alvin curated a different tour, heading out in a different direction to see smaller palenqueros using different species of agave and different...More

Thank Dom890
Mezcal_Tours, Owner at Mezcal Educational Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words. I do want to clarify something, however. Because this was a second time out for these clients, and they wanted to go along a different route than I typically go along for first timers, yes, there was less activity than...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alvin's tour blew us away. My husband and I booked with Alvin for a day-long tour of Oaxacan mezcal producers as I've become a huge mezcal fan in the past couple of years and wanted to learn more about it. Beyond learning more about one...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read about Alvin’s tours during a previous trip to Oaxaca but had not been able to take advantage of the opportunity. This time around I was determined to do so and was not disappointed. Alvin’s encyclopedic knowledge of the history, culture, science and...More

Thank Stan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must on any Oaxacan vacation. We had such an incredible experience with Alvin. He picked us up right from our hotel, and then we headed up to the mountains where we spent the whole day learning all of the ins and outs...More

Thank Laura F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alvin picked us up at our hotel, and took us to several palenques around the Oaxaca area, where we learned both of the most common artisanal mezcal production techniques, copper and clay stills. He was a very knowledgeable, friendly, and patient host who answered all...More

Thank GustavoC5005
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the day with Alvin touring several palenques outside of Oaxaca City. Alvin is a wealth of knowledge about the region and has key relationships with mezcaleros which allowed us the opportunity to walk around, touch and taste our way through multiple mezcal production...More

Thank AgaveBot
Mezcal_Tours, Owner at Mezcal Educational Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words, and once again to those who have previously complimented what I offer.One point of clarification is in order. The average day is roughly seven hours, depending on the personalities of my clients, whether they like to photograph, interact with the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alvin took our group of five friends to several stops in Oaxaca to see the artisanal side of the mezcal industry. From the clay pot operation to the female-owned and operated mezcal co-op, we learned a lot while tasting some incredible mezcals and pulque. The...More

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18 February 2018|
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