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C.U.L.T.: Mezcal: A taste tour through Oaxaca

Events | Young Professionals
Join the Young Professionals and Nathan Gerdes of Del Maguey for an evening of Mezcal, with a tasting and presentation on the geopolitical factors of the Agave industry in Mexico!  
Nathan Gerdes, President of the Oregon Bartenders Guild, will host an evening of thoughtful discussion of the spirit industry in Oaxaca and guide us through a flight of Del Maguey Mezcals.
Tuesday, March 29
6-8 pm
Bit House Saloon
727 SE Grand,
Portland, OR 97214
$15 for WAC members
$20 for non-members*
Tickets include food,  flight of Del Maguey Mezcals, and a Mezcal cocktail specially crafted by Nathan and Bit House for the evening!
*Not a member? Join today as a Young Professional for a discounted membership!
Nathan Gerdes:Nathan graced the cover of GQ Magazine as “Most Imaginative Bartender” in 2012, and has worked at multiple bars throughout Portland, most notably Kask and Hale Pele. He now spends his time training and educating the best bartenders in the Northwest as the Portfolio Ambassador for Bond and Royal Spirits Company. He is the President of the Oregon Bartenders Guild, and holds multiple accreditations including Certified Spirits Specialist (CSS), Sommelier (level 1), and the USBG Spirits Professional Certification.
Del Maguey: Del Maguey (pronounced ma–gay), Single Village Mezcal was founded in 1995 by internationally renowned artist and mezcal visionary, Ron Cooper. Ron introduced the world to previously unavailable 100% certified organic, artisanal mezcal produced the original handcrafted way. Through deep cultural relationships with Zapotec Mexican Indigenous producers in the remote villages of Oaxaca, Mexico, Del Maguey harnesses ancient, original organic processes. Combining these methods with varying micro-climates and terroir gives each creation its own unique, rich, sweet and smoky character. Every product in our collection is made by individual family palenqueros (producers) in old-style villages. We are the first producer to credit each product after the village where our liquid is made.
Bit House Saloon: After opening in 2015, Bit House has quickly become a Portland favorite (literally) awarded the Oregonian’s “Bar of the Year.”

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