Small Batch Craft Spirits to Try This Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a festive holiday that calls for delicious cocktails and drinks to celebrate. And what better way to make your Cinco de Mayo celebration special than with small batch craft spirits? Small batch craft spirits are created in limited quantities, often using traditional methods and one barrel, and they offer unique and high-quality flavors. We'll introduce you to some of the top small batch craft spirits to try this Cinco de Mayo.

Tequila

Tequila is the star of any Cinco de Mayo celebration, and small batch tequila brands are perfect for those who want to try something new. First and foremost, small batch tequila is made in limited quantities, which means that the distillers can pay close attention to the quality and flavor of each batch. This often results in a superior product that is smoother, more complex, and more flavorful than mass-produced tequilas. By choosing small batch tequila this Cinco de Mayo, you can enjoy a high-quality and unique spirit while also supporting small businesses and celebrating the spirit of the holiday.

Here's a list of our top recommendations for tequila to enjoy this Cinco de Mayo:

1. AsomBroso Fine Tequila

AsomBroso Fine Tequila is an entrusted, family owned and operated company. Creating tequila for many years, they have perfected their uniquely time honored crafting to produce what is considered the best tequila in the world. Their distillery is located in the town of Tequila, Mexico's Jalisco region, where they harvest only the most treasured Blue Agave in all of Mexico. Their premium tequila is taken over the boarder to their Southern California base of operations where they distribute worldwide.

2. Celosa Rose Tequila

At Celosa, they are committed to making sure the tequila you’re drinking is sourced from only the highest quality agaves in Mexico. They also make sure that the red wine barrels used to age their tequila comply with their strict specifications. Celosa Rose Tequila is 100% organic from start to finish. They know the smallest things can make the biggest difference. That is why, every detail of the bottle has been carefully curated to attain elegance and uniqueness.

3. Duke Tequila

John Wayne, also known as “The Duke” to friends and family, will always endure as an American legend, a dedicated craftsman and a patriot. As an actor and dedicated family man, his lifestyle and work enabled him to spend much of his time in one of his most beloved destinations, Mexico. He spent many memorable years immersing himself in the country’s culture, filming some of his most classic movies, developing a deep admiration for Mexico’s people and spending long nights tasting some of the finest, most authentic tequilas.
His quality time spent in Mexico with its people and a drink so close to the core of its culture is what inspired Duke Spirits Grand Cru Tequila — a commemorative tequila line that honors The Duke’s connection to the land, the people, and his journey to find the perfect tequila.
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Mezcal

Mezcal offers a distinctive smoky flavor that sets it apart from other spirits. Small batch mezcal is made in limited quantities, using traditional methods that can create unique and complex flavors. Each batch is often made by hand, resulting in a high-quality product that can be sipped and savored on its own or used as a key ingredient in cocktails. By choosing small batch mezcal this Cinco de Mayo, you can enjoy a unique and authentic spirit while also supporting small businesses and celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Mexico.

Here's a list of our top recommendations for mezcal to enjoy this Cinco de Mayo:

1. Tomas Artesanal Mezcal

And so it was, that a certain Tomás traveled to Mexico and met a girl from Sonora way, with roots far south in Michoacán. She regaled him with stories of Mexico and her family’s history with Mezcal. “Respect the spirit,” the ancestors say. Not just the spirit in the bottle, but the spirit of Mexico and mezcal.
It’s a simple love story that inspired the creation of Tomas Artesanal. Today, the couple works with local mezcaleros to create unique artisan agave spirits.
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2. Firme Mezcal

Firme Mezcal is born from the Mexican-American experience and the reverence to their ancestors. Hardworking counterparts in lands divided by a river but united by a passion. Ni de aqui, ni de alla.
Firme Mezcal was born from that passion for Mezcal. A pride of being an immigrant on a foreign land and the honor to enjoy the gifts passed down from father to son and from mother to daughter.
Uniting two worlds full of heritage, Villa de Etla, Santiago Matatlan Oaxaca and Los Angeles, California, Firme Mezcal brings to a nation eager to enjoy new and quality products made by hardworking artisans and a hungry generation.

3. Hedonistas de la Fe Mezcal

Generations ago, the family-owned distillery of Salvador Santiago Hernandez was established in Matatlan, Oaxaca - the heart of mezcal production. The distillery, or palenque, is a traditional and unassuming space with red brick walls, an alembic, a tahona, and giant pine vats. Maestro Mezcalero Gerardo "Kaín" Santiago Hernandez welcomes visitors with Tobala mezcal poured into jícaras, carved cups made from the fruit of the Crescentia tree. Hedonistas de la Fe Mezcal is like no other spirit with its clean, herbaceous taste, and a unique experience. Kaín is passionate with his craft and shares his process, telling visitors how he "listens" to the fermentation and waits for the right scent before beginning distillation.