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Curator of Fine Spirits

Back Bar Project is the exclusive U.S. importer of a collection of premium spirits brands that meet the U.S. and global spirits industry’s demand for more specialized, high quality ingredients.


Tepache Sazón

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What is Tepache?

Tepache is an effervescent Mexican beverage made from a variety of fruits, most commonly pineapple. We make Tepache Sazón from a traditional recipe in the coastal village of San Pancho, Nayarit. We crush and ferment local hand-harvested pineapples with an emphasis on freshness and ripeness.

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Domaine de Merval


Located in the heart of the Pays de Bray region of Normandy, on the site of a 17th century castle, Domaine de Merval is a unique setting. It provides the site of the Lycée du Pays de Bray, an agricultural school that secondary students attend to obtain practical experience in agricultural industries, including apple cultivation and, in turn, production of cider and calvados. Students learn firsthand the technical aspects and value chain associated with a variety of agricultural processes and products.

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Giffard Piment d'Espelette's Vincent Darritchon

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About Giffard Piment d’Espelette

Vincent Darritchon, producer of Espelette peppers for over 25 years, fell in love with this precious botanical fruit in early childhood. Since 1996, he has cultivated and harvested Espelette peppers himself along with his small, close-knit team.

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Giffard West Cup Competition 2019

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The Definitive Cognac Cocktail: The Sidecar is one of the oldest and most revered cocktails.

The first recipes for the Sidecar appeared in 1922, in Harry MacElhone’s Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails and Robert Vermeire’s Cocktails and How to Mix Them. It is one of six basic drinks listed in David A. Embury’s The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks (1948).

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Sons of Mezcal - Don Jose Cortes, Agave is our Livelihood

Sons of Mezcal

Documentary Film

Ingrained into the culture of Oaxaca, mezcal is more than an intoxicating spirit. It is the sacred link that binds modern-day mezcaleros to their ancestors. Sons of Mezcal transports you into this living history, as it follows four families passing their traditions on to the next generation.

Beginning in 2018, Denver-based director, Stephan Werk, worked in association with Back Bar Project and Casa Cortés, to produce a documentary film featuring the families of mezcaleros that work within the Casa Cortés portfolio of mezcal brands: El Jolgorio, Nuestra Soledad, and Agave de Cortés.

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Sotol por Siempre Margarita Three Ways

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Re-Invent Your Margarita

Margaritas are one of the most ordered cocktails in the U.S and one of the most well-known recipes among bartenders of all levels. Take a new approach to your margarita by replacing Tequila with Sotol. Try pairing it with classic Mexican flavors like tamarind and blood orange.

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Sotol por Siempre Jacob Jacquez

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Jacob Jacquez
6th Generation Sotol Distiller

Jacob Jacquez learned the art of sotol production from his father, Celso Jacquez. After growing up on his family’s ranch in Janos, Jacob attended high school just outside of Nuevo Casas Grandes, followed by college and graduate school at the University of New Mexico. After college, Jacob returned to his family ranch in Janos to settle into the family business and continue his family’s tradition of sotol distillation.

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