El Chapulin Screening Tour

Last November we were in Miahuatlán with Onofre - the Maestro Mezcalero behind our Espadin - and our friend and film maker, Leo Stamps. The aim of the trip was to make a short film about life in Miahuatlán and the local mezcal culture, but beyond this general brief we weren't sure what we would find. We began by interviewing Onofre, and it quickly became clear that his story was rich and compelling enough to fill several of the short formats we had in mind. We decided to focus the entire documentary on Onofre; his difficult experiences as an imigrant in the United States, finding redemption through mezcal production, and what this means for the local population. 


As always, the fillm was a joy to shoot, and a slog to edit. But 8 months later I am happy to say that the final version is ready. And it's a real beauty. Stunning cinematography from Leo, an original score from Sam Hudson Scott, and a real emotional punch. It's a visceral window into rural Oaxaca, and the joys and the hardships of life there.


We'll be entering El Chapulin on the film festival circuit so we can't share it online at this stage, but we'll be runnning screening and tasting events throughout the UK in the coming weeks:

Thursday 27th July - Mariachi Margate - 7-9pm - Book via Instagram DMs 

Sunday 30th July - Ojo Rojo Bournemouth - 3-5pm - Book a table for 2 or 3pm

Tuesday 1st August - 400 Rabbits Nottingham - 5-7pm - Tickets on Design My Night

Thursday 3rd August - Piña Sheffield - 7-9pm - Book via Instagram DMs 

Tuesday 8th August - Golden Pineapple Brighton - 6-8pm - Tickets on Design My Night

Tuesday 15th August - 1910 Balham - 2.30-4.30pm - Tickets on Eventbrite

Wednesday 23rd August - 58 and Co. Distillery Haggerston - 2.30-4.30pm

Edinburgh and Glasgow - TBC (September)

Each screening event will be followed by a Q&A and a tasting of the full Pensador range, including special unreleased batches.


Trailer via this link to whet your appetite.