EQUAL PARTS SCHOLAR, EVANGELIST, AND AGITATOR
Clayton challenges misperceptions of Mexico and provides his clients with the cultural context to understand and truly appreciate Mexican spirits and the communities that create them.
As a consultant and educator, Clayton draws on 25 years of immersion in Mexican language and culture. His boundless curiosity leads him from the historical archives of Tequila to the backwoods distilleries of Oaxaca. While weathering hundreds of miles of dirt road and thousands of hours in the field, he’s forged long-term friendships with the agave world’s leading producers, brand owners, and academics. He’s respected and loved in the communities where he lives and works, and this insider status allows him to introduce clients to an extraordinary network of farmers, distillers, brand professionals, scientists, and trendsetters.
Despite these connections, Clayton remains completely independent and thus able to provide unbiased insight into the complex world of agave spirits.
When he’s not deep in research or traveling the world as a consultant and speaker, Clayton can be found hosting custom tours and events for Experience Agave or curating the spirits selection at La Cata, the tasting room he co-owns in the town of Tequila.