Top 50 innovative new spirits of 2018: 10-1

23rd January, 2019 by Melita Kiely

5. El Destilado

Outside of the spirits industry, little is known about the extensive selection of agave­-based spirits on offer besides Tequila and mezcal.

Looking to change consumers’ perception of agave­-based spirits and showcase the vast and varied types that Latin America has to offer are leading London bartenders Alex Wolpert, of East London Liquor Company, and Michael Sager and Marcis Dzelzainis, both of Sager + Wilde.

The trio released the first collection under their new El Destilado brand last year, featuring 11 agave distillates and two sugarcane aguardientes. El Destilado aims to “express the terroir” of the places and producers the brand’s founders have encountered during their travels across Latin America.

Each distillate in the first batch has been sourced from mezcaleros working outside the confines of Mexico’s Mezcal Regulatory Council.

There’s more to come this year, as the team was due to be venturing to Mexico and Colombia to source its “first, crazy­-ass banana and pineapple distillates” over the festive period, so keep your ears to the ground.

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