Kicking things off with mezcal

Sometimes, the best things happen by chance, when life gives us those little surprises.

It was by chance, during a typical late autumn evening in London, that I came to meet my now friend, Emmanuel.


Although Emmanuel was just passing by on his way back home to Mexico, we had enough time to share a few drinks at one of my favourite places in London: Milroy's of Soho.


Amid the typical latin-american football banter, encouraged by the generous flow of exceptional tipples suggested by the in-house head mixologist, Jack, we also had time to find the solution to all the world's problems while discussing the legitimacy of Lucha Libre as a sport.


But it was the story about his family business, a tradition that has been kept alive for four generations, that captivated me. The story behind Mezcal Don Galo.


To get to know how real artisan mezcal is made was just fascinating. A mixture of knowledge, patience and care and respect for the maguey and the land.


At that time, From-Am was just a dream, and I knew that if I was to offer any mezcal, it would have to be Don Galo.


And then, it was turf-out time, so we were given our heavy coats and our heavy bill.


After wishing Emmanuel a safe flight home and rushing to the Underground before the last tube home was gone, I thought how London is a bit like mezcal: complex with lots of character and smokey notes. I definitely needed to get home.


And this is how I came to know Mezcal Don Galo; just like the best things in life happen: by chance.