From Fashion To Mezcal with Maggy Gomez
Co-Founder of Don Sixto Mezcal - S2 E1
Maggy and her family started their journey seven years ago into the Mezcal world. A family trip to Oaxaca city that led them by mistake to a small town 3 hrs drive uphill, Sola de Vega, land known for its exquisite Mezcal.
Maggy gained her extensive expertise by digging a little deeper into the producers’ life. Together with her family they have accomplished to support a few Mezcaleros from the village.
Her entrepreneurial spirit has kept the brand alive through the years, and her passion and devotion has helped the brand expand into new markets.
Maggy is now based in Canada. She founded Coa de Jima Inc, an agency that represents Don Sixto Mezcal in Ontario, Canada. She believes that to have outstanding growth the mezcaleros and the agave farmers are as important as the marketing, importer, or distributors.
Maggy graduated from the Fashion Marketing program in Toronto and graduated with a trend-forecasting and Haute Couture diploma in Paris. She achieved her bachelor’s degree in fashion design from Mexico.
Don Sixto produces 6 different types of Mezcals, which have proudly won national and international awards through the years . Starting with, Don Sixto Mezcal Coyote, winner of gold medal with 95 points in The 2022 Chilled 100 Spirits, winner of gold medal with 95 points in New York International Spirits Competition 2022, winner of gold medal and Top 99 Mezcal in CAVA Magazine in Mexico, and a few more gold medals from “The Academy of Mezcal and Maguey A.C.”
Mezcal Don Sixto Arroqueño, award winner of New York International Spirits Competition 2022. Don Sixto Mezcal Tobala, silver medal winner and Top 99 Mezcal in CAVA Magazine in Mexico 2022, gold medal winner “The Academy of Mezcal and Maguey A.C.” 2019. Don Sixto Mezcal Barril winner of gold medal with 95 points in New York International Spirits Competition 2022, and winner of silver medal from “The Academy of Mezcal and Maguey A.C.” Don Sixto.
Mezcal Mexicano winner of silver medal from “The Academy of Mezcal and Maguey A.C.” Don Sixto Mezcal Espadin won silver medal in 2022 and 2019, from “The Academy of Mezcal and Maguey A.C.”
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