Families in Mexico have been passing down the art of distilling the agave plant for generations – it’s the source of two of the world’s most popular spirits, tequila and mescal.
Once, though, agave spirits were considered obscure. Documentary Agave: The Spirit of a Nation looks beyond drinking trends to the traditions behind them.
It follows three producers – Carlos, Graciela and Aquilino – in an interweaving story, spanning the alluring red highlands of Jalisco and the rugged mountains of Oaxaca, to uncover how a humble plant can carry the hopes of a nation.
On Monday December 10, Abbotsford’s Mood Dog Brewery will screen the Melbourne premiere of the documentary.
Tickets are $25 and include two cocktails; snacks; tequila, mezcal and raicilla tastings; and a discussion of the film. The event is supported by Mamasita and Hotel Jesus, as well as Tequila Tromba, Nuestra Soledad Mezcal and Estancia Raicilla.
From 6pm. The Agave: The Spirit of a Nation screens at at 7pm.