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Hip Austin crowd raises a glass at spirited launch party

Hip Austin crowd raises a glass at spirited launch party

Gem and Bolt mezcal launch party Whisler's Mexcaleria Tobala June 2016 Michelle Teague AdrinaAdrin Lorna Leedy
Michelle Teague, AdrinAdrina, Lorna Leedy, and guest. Photo by David Brendan Hall
Gem and Bolt mezcal launch party Whisler's Mexcaleria Tobala June 2016 Adi Anand Emily Hatfield
Adi Anand and Emily Hatfield. Photo by David Brendan Hall
Gem and Bolt mezcal launch party Whisler's Mexcaleria Tobala June 2016 AdrinAdrina Alton Dulaney
Alton Dulaney (right) and AdrinAdrina with guests. Photo by David Brendan Hall
Gem and Bolt mezcal launch party Whisler's Mexcaleria Tobala June 2016 Michael Henderson Mike Holp
Michael Henderson and Mike Holp. Photo by David Brendan Hall
Gem and Bolt mezcal launch party Whisler's Mexcaleria Tobala June 2016 Carlos Heredia
DJ Carlos Heredia. Photo by David Brendan Hall
Gem and Bolt mezcal launch party Whisler's Mexcaleria Tobala June 2016 altar bar prayer
Guests pray at one of the founders' artsy altars. Photo by David Brendan Hall
Gem and Bolt mezcal launch party Whisler's Mexcaleria Tobala June 2016 Kelly Helms
Kelly Helms. Photo by David Brendan Hall
Gem and Bolt mezcal launch party Whisler's Mexcaleria Tobala June 2016 bar bottle
Guests mingled at Whisler's and upstairs bar Mezcaleria Tobala. Photo by David Brendan Hall
Gem and Bolt mezcal launch party Whisler's Mexcaleria Tobala June 2016 Michelle Teague AdrinaAdrin Lorna Leedy
Gem and Bolt mezcal launch party Whisler's Mexcaleria Tobala June 2016 Adi Anand Emily Hatfield
Gem and Bolt mezcal launch party Whisler's Mexcaleria Tobala June 2016 AdrinAdrina Alton Dulaney
Gem and Bolt mezcal launch party Whisler's Mexcaleria Tobala June 2016 Michael Henderson Mike Holp
Gem and Bolt mezcal launch party Whisler's Mexcaleria Tobala June 2016 Carlos Heredia
Gem and Bolt mezcal launch party Whisler's Mexcaleria Tobala June 2016 altar bar prayer
Gem and Bolt mezcal launch party Whisler's Mexcaleria Tobala June 2016 Kelly Helms
Gem and Bolt mezcal launch party Whisler's Mexcaleria Tobala June 2016 bar bottle

What: Gem&Bolt Launch Party

Where: Whisler's

The details: Earlier this month, locals gathered at east side watering hole Whisler's to celebrate the Austin arrival of a new liquor brand. Founded by childhood friends and artists AdrinAdrina and Elliott Coon, Gem&Bolt is a unique mezcal from Oaxaca, Mexico, which has exclusively selected Austin for its U.S. launch.

Guests were treated to special cocktails and received an intimate tasting experience in the upstairs bar, Mezcaleria Tobala. Carlos Heredia provided the soundtrack for the evening, which was complemented by artful mementos and unique altar bars scattered around the space.

Who: AdrinAdrina, Alton Dulaney, Carlos Heredia, Michelle Teague, Jane Claire HerveyLorna Leedy, Jenna Herrington, Kelly Helms, Michael Henderson, Mike Holp, Adi AnandEmily HatfieldJennifer Sinski​, Gigi Mao, and Cheyenne Doerr​.