Where to enjoy Clase Azul Mexico's Newest Mezcal in LA

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 Los Angeles. Here’s where you can find it.

image2-0001.jpgClase 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.

image1-0004.jpg
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 Los Angeles.

image2-0003.jpg

The Edition Hotel
Situated on the corner of West Sunset Blvd. and North Doheny Drive, where West Hollywood meets Beverly Hills, The Edition Hotel boasts multiple spots to indulge in Clase Azul’s latest creation. If you’re in the mood for pre-dinner libations, stop by the swanky Lobby Bar, or enjoy the mezcal with a vegetable-forward meal at Ardor. For a nightcap, head up to The Roof to overlook the city as you indulge in a glass of Clase Azul Mezcal San Luis Potosí.
9040 West Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood 310.953.9899

AVRA
Inspired by the coastal Greek village of Nafpaktos where co-founder Nick Tsoulos grew up, AVRA provides a beautiful environment to sip Clase Azul Mezcal San Luis Potosí alongside traditional Greek seafood dishes. Savor it as you dine on Chilean sea bass plaki or grilled Faroe Islands salmon for a mouthwatering experience.
233 North Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills 310.734.0841

Calabra Rooftop
Located inside the Santa Monica Proper Hotel, Calabra offers a delicious opportunity to experience the new mezcal with classic Mediterranean and California-inspired cuisine. Indulge in seared diver scallops or mezze plates like phyllo-baked feta and muhammara as you savor a glass of Clase Azul Mezcal San Luis Potosí and take in the ocean views.
700 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica 424.390.0737

Belles Beachouse
Bringing laid-back ‘70s tiki bar vibes to Venice, Belles Beachouse serves up Hawaiin-inspired bites with Japanese influence, which pair remarkably well with Clase Azul’s new mezcal. Enjoy it with the yellowtail ponzu or chai siu pork ribs as you lounge on leaf-printed couches among palm trees, bamboo and classic tiki decor.
24 Windward Ave, Venice 424.363.6600

Verse
Serving up the freshest Angeleno cuisine, this contemporary supper club in Toluca Lake provides an immersive sensory experience with hand-picked songs by mixer Manny Marroquin and live music played over 52 speakers throughout the restaurant. Enjoy Clase Azul Mezcal San Luis Potosí with upscale bites like wagyu tartar and dry-aged duck breast while you soak in the restaurant’s perfect acoustics.
4212 Lankershim Blvd, Toluca Lake 818.747.2135

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.



Photography by:

>