Rethinking Tequila & Mezcal

Fri, Oct 18, 2019
The Vatican Gift Shop

For the past dozen years or so, the most common narrative when it comes to the relationship between ‘tequila’ and ‘mezcal’ is that tequila is the exciting Mexican spirit from our parents’ generation that we all grew up with, and mezcal is the new kid on the block.

Although the two categories are somewhat intertwined, there’s a lot more than meets the eye. Agave spirits are filled with just as much biodiversity as they are with cultural mystique, so in order to separate myth and fact, we need to start with understanding what’s in the glass. Join us on journey through one of the world’s most fabled spirits using our palates to help guide us along.


  • Jonny Gray, Founder, Drink Tank; Award-winning Bartender, Agave spirits expert
  • Jess Mili, Bar Manager, BlueBlood Steakhouse; Ontario Portfolio Ambassador, Sovereign Canada
  • Jon Smolensky, Director, Canadian Professional Bartenders Association; Principal, Sovereign Canada

Tickets: $25 each

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Date and Time
  • Fri, Oct 18, 2019, 5:30pm – 6:45pm
The Vatican Gift Shop
1047 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Z7