"Dock Street Spirits, soul sister of Dock Street Brewing Co., is proud to announce the launch of Vicio Mezcal, the first spirit in a line of exploratory, unique and, foremost, tasteful spirits. Vicio is here!
"Dock Street Spirits was founded in Philadelphia in August 2013 by Rosemarie Certo, Marilyn Candeloro and later joined by Regina Pfohl. Dock Street Brewery, founded by Certo, got out in front of the craft beer revolution in 1985 as one of the nation’s first post-prohibition microbreweries [with the likes of Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada]. Now, the troupe at Dock Street Spirits is full steam ahead in another burgeoning industry: mezcal.
"Mezcal has been described as the purest spirit on the planet – it is made by hand and cooked in the earth with age-old methods passed on by generations of mezcaleros (distillers). Three years of traveling to Mexico, delving into to the Oaxacan culture and meeting with mezcaleros went into finalizing our perfect mezcal recipe. Vicio Mezcal is smooth with a floral nose. It goes down like lightening, yet it is soft, harmonious and enveloping."
“At first sip, it tastes like a fine joven tequila but after a velvety swallow, the signature smokey notes start to bloom”
--Danya Henninger, Philly.com