Whiskey Jar veteran, River Hawkins, recently returned from a year in Yelapa, Mexico, managing the bar of a boutique resort. While there, he toured mezcalarias, tequila distilleries, and agave fields, and shares with Charlottesville what he learned, as well as unusual ingredients discovered in his travels. Half-Mexican and with eighteen years of barkeep experience, River also offers tasting classes about the the rich history, fascinating processes and unique beauty in a liquor most associate with questionable decisions made at some poorly lit dance club. Read his regular posts on liquor and life by clicking here.
Photo: Justin Ide