QuiQuiRiQui achieved gold and was the overall trophy winner for Mezcal at the 2019 IWSC. Over the past 24 years, the IWSC has established itself as the leading authority in global spirits quality. This is the first time that a Mezcal has won the trophy.
QuiQuiRiQui Mezcal Ltd was founded in 2012 after the owner Melanie Symonds ran a successful pop up Mezcal bar in East London. Identifying a gap in the market for an affordable but still traditionally made agave spirits she started partnerships with 2 producers from Oaxaca, Mexico who she met on a research trip there in 2011.
Everything is hand selected by owner Melanie. The distillates are made in partnership with the Mendes Blas family who have been involved in agave spirit production for 3 generations, working from their family palenque in Santiago Matatlan for over 80 years. Using traditional techniques and secret recipes passed down through the family, each QuiQuiRiQui expression is a 100% hand-made, organic spirit