Thanks to the passion, care, and brain power of Lou Bank, Chicagoland has a mechanism to get involved in agave replanting efforts. Chicago's Agave Triangle features twelve spirit brands native to Mexico, ranging from mezcal, tequila, raicilla, bacanora, and sotol. The participating brands have partnered with S.A.C.R.E.D. and donated some of their special liquid and sent it to participating locations in the Logan Square neighborhood. Laika Spirits is proud to include its portfolio in Chicago's Agave Triangle: Trianon Tequila, Cruz De Fuego Mezcal, Flor Del Desierto Sotol, & Balam Raicilla.
Consumers hoping to contribute to the cause or simply sample these special Spirits of Mexico can follow this link to make a $25 contribution that will grant them access to samples of these fine spirits throughout the neighborhood. The contributions are managed by S.A.C.R.E.D, an organization that is actively Saving Agave for Culture, Recreation, Education, and Development. It is important that we recognize how increased consumption of mezcal and tequila impacts these spirits' communities of origin, namely, the people living and working there and the environment. S.A.C.R.E.D.'s projects directly address this growing issue, including water reclamation, library construction, greenhouse development, and, of course, agave replanting. Check out the projects in more detail here.