Mexican state of Oaxaca wins new Guinness Record
The Mezcal Wall will be part of permanent exhibition in city
The Mezcal capital of the world, Oaxaca, Mexico, has just set a new world record at Vive Mezcal 2019, bringing together the largest number of different mezcal labels in a single space. The Mezcal Wall (Muro Mezcalero) will be part of a permanent exhibition that can be visited.
Three hundred-sixty-nine verified bottles on display with liquid inside, a seal of authority, and the commemoration of the Vive Mezcal International Forum, was the framework in which the Guinness Mezcal Wall record was established, speakers for the event announced.
At the Forum, the global world record authority reviewed evidence and verified that there were at least 300 bottles of mezcal. The bottles were then counted one by one in the presence of two experts.
This award was held within the framework of the Vive Mezcal International Forum, a business meeting of the agave maguey production chain in Oaxaca, organized by the Ministry of the Economy of the Government of Oaxaca.
Vive Mezcal lasted three days, during which more than 10,000 visitors attended, 1,100 business meetings took place and 70 million pesos in commercial agreements were made, said the Governor of that entity, Alejandro Murat Hinojosa, in a statement.
Within the Forum framework, the Vive Mezcal Cup award also was presented, with the participation of 88 mezcal brands that were blind tasted by a jury. Nine brands with the highest scores received a gold medal.