To truly understand tequila, you must first grasp what mezcal is. Mezcal itself can be made from almost 30 different agave plants, so what’s the difference between one agave and the next? It’s the kind of subject you wish someone could guide you through, step by step.
Enter Jay Khan. Jay is the mind behind the award-winning Mexican-inspired craft cocktail bar in Hongkong named COA, which takes its name from the tool used to hand-harvest an agave plant in the process of creating mezcal. Khan is devoted to promoting the agave fueled culture of Mexico, paying homage to it through an impressively deep library of mezcal, and signature cocktails he created to celebrate the sacred plant. Keep following Daily Drink and we’ll soon tell you a little more about the ones we’ve tasted.
In recent news, Jay just got awarded as Hong Kong’s 2019 Bartender of the Year by The Bar Awards for the second time. Congratulations, Jay!