Where to Enjoy Clase Azul Mexico's Newest Mezcal in SF

By Lauren Stone By Lauren Stone | February 22, 2024 | Food & Drink Sponsored Post

Draped in regional history, San Luis Potosí mezcal brings the unique flavors of green agave to San Francisco. Here’s where you can find it.

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Clase Azul Mezcal San Luis Potosí is the newest variety to the brand’s portfolio of culturally rich mezcals.

From the distinctive flavors to the exquisitely detailed decanters and hand-crafted caps, each of Clase Azul Mexico’s mezcals tells a remarkable story of the region where it’s crafted. The brand’s newest icon pays tribute to San Luis Potosí, a naturally beautiful and culturally rich state in Mexico’s Central Plateau.

Made in Estación Ipiña—a small community where approximately one-fifth of the population is involved in the mezcal-making process—Clase Azul Mezcal San Luis Potosí gets its full-bodied profile from a time-honored regional process, which involves steam cooking agave in vaulted stone ovens, milling in a Chilean mill and double distillation in copper stills. The green agave used grows around 6,500 feet above sea level in San Luis Potosí’s desert-like slopes, lending itself to a final product that features aromatic notes of caramel, green chile, sweet fruit, freshly cut grass and wildflowers, as well as hints of lime zest and clove, with a mineral and spiced aftertaste.

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Each decanter of Clase Azul Mezcal San Luis Potosí includes a cap handmade by Mexican artisans.

The decanter’s red color pays homage to the Huachichil people, desert nomads of San Luis Potosí who were known to adorn themselves with red dye to emulate the plumage of the finch, a guardian to their tribe. The carvings at the base represent the region’s mountains and plains that these indigenous people called home. Handmade by Mexican artisans, the cap features intricate designs of colored yarn that show the red finch in flight under a starry sky.

Eager to taste Clase Azul Mezcal San Luis Potosí? Here’s where you can enjoy it in San Francisco.

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Chotto Matte

Serving up Japanese-Peruvian, or Nikkei, cuisine in a stylish atmosphere, Chotto Matte in Union Square offers the perfect opportunity to sip Clase Azul’s latest mezcal while dining on inventive dishes. Enjoy Clase Azul Mezcal San Luis Potosí with the deluxe dressed nigiri, complete with wagyu smoked duck butter gunka, or the chuleta de cordero ahumada (marinated and smoked lamb chop with Peruvian chili miso) as you take in the city views and eclectic artwork.

50 O’Farrell St, San Francisco
415.234.5650

The Battery

This members-only club in the Financial District boasts several different spots within its quarters to savor Clase Azul Mezcal San Luis Potosí. If you’re looking for a cozy, intimate experience, grab a mezcal drink and small bites at The Library, or dine and sip al fresco at The Garden. For a late-night cap, head to Musto Bar or Penrose, or stop by The Battery’s largest space, The House Bar, any time of day to enjoy your mezcal with a caviar tower or their famous cheese trolley.

717 Battery St, San Francisco
415.230.8000

Californios

Featuring an ever-evolving menu of contemporary Mexican cuisine, Californios creates dishes with the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients the Bay Area has to offer. With high ceilings, a warm interior and a heated enclosed garden, this two-Michelin-starred SoMa restaurant is the perfect place to sip Clase Azul Mezcal San Luis Potosí alongside an inventive tasting menu of Mexican dishes.

355 11th St, San Francisco
415.757.0994

You can also enjoy Clase Azul Mezcal San Luis Potosi at Clase Azul La Terraza in Los Cabos, Mexico, where the brand offers a boutique, restaurant, bar, omakase and the Taste of Culture pairing experience.

Learn more about Clase Azul Mexico at claseazul.com.



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