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Pensador Mezcals

About us

Rare and exciting spirits - from distant lands to local hands.

Meanwhile Drinks was born in London in 2016.

Although in truth its roots reach back to the summer of 2002, Meanwhile Skatepark, when two childhood friends shared their first can of Red Stripe. Instantly united by a deep love of booze and a willingness to disappoint parents, it was only a matter of time before Will and Ben entered the drinks industry.

Their idea is simple: explore the world, find exceptional craft spirits, and deliver the results directly to your glass. At times unorthodox, but always passionate, they will do whatever it takes to find something hidden and special.

No need to play by the rules when you have heart.

Ben in MiahautlanOn the RoadBen and Will
Pensador Ensamble


Artisanal Mezcal from Miahuatlán, Oaxaca

In 2016 Ben met Atenogenes Garcia in a field of agave in Miahuatlan, Southern Oaxaca. Atenogenes is a skilled and dedicated farmer and distiller, but he was struggling to market and export his products. They decided to work together on a new mezcal - Pensador.

Mezcal is the product of terroir – the earth, climate, biology and inherited techniques of a region. In the mountains and valleys of Oaxaca each region is distinct, giving mezcals unique local identities. El Camino Del Pensador is the flavour of Miahuatlán: defined by the place, process and people of the communities which branch from the Calle Pensamientos - Thoughts Road. It is earthy, aromatic, and mineral rich. Produced in tiny batches with great care, drinkers are encouraged to put the same time and consideration into each sip.

10% of proceeds from each bottle donated to charity and sustainability in Miahuatlán.

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  • "“This is a beautiful Mezcal. I've just started a collection and I've nailed it with this being my first bottle. I've actually finished it within a week so have bought two more. So tasty, it's hard to describe. You really just have to buy it for yourself.” * * * * *"
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  • "“A superb mezcal and an even more wonderful gift. I've converted a few family members with it and I'd urge you to do the same.” * * * * *"
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  • "“This is simply divine. Sip slowly and enjoy” * * * * *"
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  • "“Without a doubt the tastiest mezcal I have the pleasure to enjoy. Have ordered several bottles now, each one has been outstanding. In my view, the standard is high and incredible value for a handmade piece of art. Look forward to the next to arrive.” * * * * *"
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Press Comments

"“A gorgeous and multi-layered finish; there’s smoothness and smokiness present, but there’s so much other complexity and balance”. "
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Jan 2018

The Spirits Business

"“Approachable in spite of its high abv, and filled with character. One for sipping neat.” "
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Apr 2018


"“Unique and seriously drinkable with a gentle smokiness, notes of black pepper and a minerally earthiness” "
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Feb 2020

BBC Good Food


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