Wild Common tequilas and mezcals taste great no matter how you drink them. But with spirits as complex as ours, we believe there are a few simple ways to enhance the experience.
Let it breatheMuch like the world of wine, there are layers of terroir in each bottle of Wild Common spirits. Though your impulse may be to pour out of the bottle and sip right away, we think it's best to give Wild Common tequilas or mezcals a few minutes of air. Giving it some breathing room lets you pick up on complexities and nuances that only emerge after a few minutes in the glass.
GlasswareWe love drinking out of various glassware and copitas, but we generally return to our three main staples for tasting and tradition.
The Glencairn whisky glass is a go-to for many people who drink their spirits neat. It enhances flavors and aromas due to the tulip shape. This stemless glass is a bit more durable then our next option...
True aficionados spend a bit more money on the Overture glass by Riedel. Riedel adopts the same approach in developing spirits glasses as they do to refine their wine glass shapes. Tasters determine which forms show the most advantage on the nose and palate, without losing the carefully crafted nuances of distillation to the dominance of alcohol. If you want to pick up on every detail in the glass, then this is the vessel for you.
There are various copitas you can sip Wild Common mezcal from when it comes to tradition. Traditional jicara copitas, also known as dried gourd cups, are regularly used throughout México for sipping mezcal. The wide mouth makes it easy to smell, sip and hold in your hand.
Similar versions can be made out of clay too. We recommend trying them all, but we like to sip Wild Common tequila and mezcal out of a veladora glass. Closely resembling candle holders from the catholic church, these glasses are seen all over the country of Mexico, and are a no-fuss option that we love.
For a true tasting experience, we recommend sipping your Wild Common spirits neat at room temperature. Ice, mixers, a few drops of purified water, and cocktails are great, but when it comes to truly tasting what these spirits have to offer, nothing beats trying them on their own.
Food can be a fun way to help explore the subtle nuances from Wild Common spirits. We’ll dive deeper in future journal entries about specific pairings, but here are a few recommendations worth trying.
Wild Common Tequila Blanco + seafood. Think oysters, grilled shrimp, or a white fish.
Wild Common Tequila Reposado + dark chocolate.
Wild Common Mezcal Ensamble + cheese.
Enjoy the journey!