Agave Spirits Menu at Cortland

Hello World, just wanted to share with you our inventory of agave spirits here at the Cortland location which might just have the best curated selection of agave spirits in SF.  If you’re into agave and think you’d like to build upon your existing selection we have an agave club curated by yours truly.  I write a pretty comprehensive profile for each month’s selection including interviews and insider insights.  If you’d like to join you can do so easily here.  If you have any questions feel free to send me a message at!

MEZCAL (including sotol, bacanora, raicilla and non DO agave distillates)
Alipus – San Andres
Alipus – San Juan
Alipus – San Luis
Alipus – Santa Ana Del Rio
Bacanora D.O. (La Niña del Mezcal)
Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal
Del Maguey Iberico
Del Maguey Pechuga
Del Maguey Santo Domingo Albarradas
Del Maguey Tobala
Del Maguey Vida
Del Maguey Wild Tepextate
Derrumbes – de Charcas, San Luis Potosi
Derrumbes – de Santiago Matatlan
Derrumbes – de Tzitzio, Michoacan
Dos Volcanes Blanco
Dos Volcanes Reposado
El Jolgorio Cuise
El Jolgorio Mexicano
El Jolgorio Pechuga
El Jolgorio Tobala
Fidencio Clasico
Fidencio Madre Cuixe
Fidencio Pechuga
Fidencio Tepextate
Fidencio Tierra Blanca
Ilegal Añejo
Ilegal Joven
Ilegal Reposado
Koch Arroqueño
Koch Barril
Koch Coyote
Koch Ensamble de maguey cirial, tobasiche, tobala y de lumbre
Koch Lumbre
Koch Madre Cuishe
Koch Mexicano
Koch Olla De Barro – Espadin
Koch Tepextate
Koch Tobala
Koch Tobasiche
La Venenosa Costa de Jalisco – Rhodacantha
La Venenosa Occidental de Jalisco – Maximilliana
La Venenosa Sierra del Tigre – Agave Inacquidens de jaliso
La Venenosa Sur de Jalisco – Agave Angustifolia
Marca Arroqueño
Marca Negra Dobadaan
Marca Negra Espadin
Marca Negra Tepextate
Marca Negra Tobala
Mayalen Borrego
Mayalen Guerrero
Mayalen Wild Cupreata
Mezcal Amaras Cupreata
Mezcal Amaras Espadin
Mezcal Arroqueño en Barro
Mezcal Ensamble en Barro
Mezcal Real Minero – Barril
Mezcal Real Minero – ensemble con espadin, largo tripon, barril
Mezcal Real Minero – Pechuga
Mezcal Real Minero – Tobala
Mezcal Real Minero Largo
Mezcal Vago Elote
Mezcal Vago Espadin
Mezcal Vago Mexicano
Mezcal Vago Tobala
Mezcales de Leyenda – Oaxaca
Mezcales de Leyendes – Durango
Mezcales de Leyendes – Guerrero
Mezcolsfera – tobala 50%/madre cuishe 50%
Nuestra Soledad – San Baltazar Guel
Nuestra Soledad – San Luis Del Rio
Nuestra Soledad Espadin
Nuestra Soledad Stgo. Matatlan
Peloton De La Muerte
Pierde Almas Conejo
Pierde Almas Espadin
Pierde Almas La Puritita Verde – Espadin
Pierde Almas Lumbre
Pierde Almas Pechuga
Pierde Almas Tequilana Weber
Pierde Almas Tobaziche
Quiquiriqui Matatlan
Quiquiriqui San Juan Del Rio
Rey Campero Cuishe
Rey Campero Espadin
Rey Campero Jabali
Rey Campero Madre Cuishe
Rey Campero Mexicano
Rey Campero Tepextate
Rey Campero Tobala
Sotol de Hacienda – Añejo
Sotol de Hacienda – Blanco
Sotol de Hacienda – Reposado
Sotol Por Siempre
Wahaka Espadin
Wahaka Espadin Botaniiko
Wahaka Espadin Manzanita
Wahaka Joven Ensamble
Wahaka Joven Madre Cuishe
Wahaka Reposado con Gusano
Wahaka Tepeztate
Wahaka Tobala
Wahaka: Vindo De Mezcal – Ixtero de Jalisco
Wahaka: Vindo De Mezcal – Papalome de Oaxaca
Wahaka: Vindo De Mezcal Agave Azul de Michoacan
Ambhar Añejo
Ambhar Blanco
Ambhar Repo
Arette Artisanal Añejo
Arette Artisanal Blanco
Arette Artisanal Repo
Arette XA
Arte Nom Añejo 1146
Arte Nom Blanco 1549
Arte Nom Reposado 1414
Asombroso Añejo
Asombroso Blanco
Asombroso Reposado
Casa Dragones Gift Set
Casa Nobles Joven Barrel Proof
Don Abraham Añejo
Don Abraham Blanco
Don Abraham Reposado
Don Abraham XA
Don Felix Añejo
Don Felix Plata
Don Felix Reposado
Don Julio 1942
Don Julio Añejo
Don Julio Blanco
Don Julio Reposdao
Don Pilar Añejo
Don Pilar Blanco
Don Pilar Extra Añejo
Dulce Vida Añejo
Dulce Vida Blanco
Dulce Vida Garrison Brothers Añejo
Dulce Vida Reposado
Dulce Vida XA
El Ladron Agave Spirit
El Luchador
Espolon Blanco
Fortaleza Añejo
Fortaleza Blanco
Fortaleza Reposado
Grand Mayan Blanco (Triple Distilled)
Hacienda Vieja Blanco
Hacienda Vieja Reposado
IXA Añejo
Mi Casa Añejo
Mi Casa Blanco
Mi Casa Reposado
Revolucion Añejo
Revolucion Reposado
San Matias Extra Añejo
Siete Leguas Añejo
Siete Leguas Blanco
Siete Leguas Repo
Tequila 30-30 Añejo
Tequila Ocho Añejo
Tequila Ocho Blanco
Tequila Ocho Reposado
Villa Lobos Tequila Añejo
Villa Lobos Tequila XA


Rare Mezcal in San Francisco

Howdy friends, I’m happy to report the arrival of a few very special mezcals.

First on the list is the extremely limited Mezcal Real Minero: Arroqueño.  This was made from Agave Americana/Oaxacenis, a varietal that matured for 20 years before it bloomed.  Only 65 liters were produced and California was allocated 6 bottles.  I have 2. 

I also brought in some limited releases from Wahaka and Rey Campero.  Both producers have offered a Tepextate/Tepeztate and Jabali distillate.  Both these varietals are very scarce.  The Tepeztate is a large agave with thick wide leaves rimmed with serrated edges.  They look a bit like Rattle Snakes guarding their nest.  When stripped of their armor, the exposed piñas are hobbit sized and make for some fantastic juice.

The Jabali is made from small agaves that grow in rocky regions.  Since they’re so small you need to find a lot of them to make a respectable batch and once you find them, you have to cook them with precaution and expertise as they tend to break apart and become difficult to work with.  However when done right, it’s truly something special.  Mezcal made from this varietal is a rare treat.

I’ve had the great pleasure of enjoying both producers offerings of these varietals and they are VERY different.  They are all worth their weight in gold and come very highly recommended.

I have more options from Rey Campero coming in next week so look forward to their excellent Cuishe, Madre Cuishe, Mexicano as well as a couple offerings from Mezcal Real Minero which blew my mind.

Keep it classy San Francisco,