Join us on Tuesday, October 8th at 6pm as we welcome Danny Mena of Mezcales de Leyenda for a crash course on Mezcal. We will taste through his lineup and offer Mezcal flights and custom cocktails. This is a can’t-miss event.
Danny Mena’s Biography
Danny Mena is a Mexican-born, New York City-educated alum of fine dining restaurants like Blue Hill and The Modern. He is the proprietor of a Mexican luncheonette in Bushwick, Brooklyn called La Loncheria, as well as a co-owner of Mezcal de Leyendas’ family of brands.
While running Mexican kitchens in NYC, Danny found a new fascination with mezcal. In 2007 when he opened Hecho en Dumbo, there were only 3 or 4 brands on the market of any quality. And though he did not grow up drinking mezcal, like most Mexicans, he immediately took to the drink. In 2008, two years after Mezcales de Leyenda opened the first mezcal bar in Mexico City called La Botica, they introduced a line of mezcales showcasing traditional mezcals from different regions across the country. In 2009 they reached out to Mena to begin distribution in the United States. Since then, Mena has melded his focus on his original passion of cooking and with his new passion of mezcal. Over the past 12 years the brand has become one of the top 5 brands of the world, growing in double digits year on year. Spreading from NYC, Mezcales de Leyenda is now in the vast majority of states in the United States, as well as Canada, the UK, France, Belgium, Italy, Singapour and, of course, maintains a major footprint in Mexico.