yola mezcal

gina correll aglietti,

Yola Mezcal is a handcrafted, traditionally distilled mezcal from the Oaxaca region of Mexico. Founded by Yola Jimenez with a secret recipe passed down from her grandfather, Yola is produced on the same mezcal farm in the lush San Juan del Rio valley that he first farmed in 1971.

Together with her business partners, Gina Correll Aglietti and Lykke Li, Yola believes passionately in upholding the 300-year-old traditions of mezcal making. However, the employment structure, focused on promoting the economic independence of women in Oaxaca, was a very new concept to these rural communities. Yola employs exclusively female farmers and distillery workers in the production of its mezcal, knowing that 80% of their paychecks will go directly back to their families in the form of education, food and clothing (vs. just 50% of their male co-workers). The result is dignity and sustainability infused into every sip of this exquisite spirit.


Suggested Serve 


1 oz Yola Mezcal

1 oz Catskill Provisions NY Honey Rye Whiskey

.75 oz sweet vermouth

2 dashes bitters

1 brandied cherry

Combine the vermouth, rye whiskey, mezcal and bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir gently. Place cherry in the bottom of a chilled cocktail glass and strain the mixture over the cherry.

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