Mezcal is technically any spirit distilled from an alcohol base made with the heart of the agave plant. It tends to refer to a spirit that was produced using traditional methods including cooking the agave in underground pits over charcoal. This mezcal is traditionally made in this way and has a pronounced smokey flavour profile which comes from those glowing charcoal embers.
We tasted through the range in our Seven Dials shop with Melanie Symonds who created QuiQuiRiQui in 2011, partnering directly with families who have been producing traditional mezcal in their communities for generations. We have been big fans of this mezcal since we opened in 2015 and so it was a great afternoon - chatting to Melanie and getting the lowdown on the rather wonderful business that is Mezcal.
The name “Qui-Qui-Ri-Qui” (pronounced Kee-Kee-Ree-Kee) comes from the sound a rooster makes.
QuiQuiRiQui Espadin is a classic “house style” mezcal form the Mendez family, affordable without compromising ingredients or traditional production values, it’s perfect for cocktails or as a solid sipping mezcal.
Bottle Size: 70cl