Erick Rodriguez

Alma Mezcalera

Born and raised in Mexico City, Erick Rodríguez is one of Mexico ́s top mezcal explorers and creator of the Alma Mezcalera brand. Also known as the Indiana Jones of mezcal he has explored most of the Mexican territory in search of unknown agaves and traditional producers. He has been a key advocate in the defense against NOM 199 and has played a fundamental role on setting the ancestral category in NOM 070. He also has Fundación Alma Mezcalera through which he gives back to the remote communities where he works.