On a mission

Hardey Martínez & Katri Walker

Founded in Mexico in 2019, Sr. León Artisanal World Spirits was born from the desire to explore the finest spirits and create an experiences-based business model that would nurture greater connection between the spirits community and its producers.

Managing Director Hardey Martínez, originally from Colombia, and his wife, International Director Katri Walker, born and raised in Scotland, are passionate about the quality of the spirits they produce themselves and those they import directly from Katri’s home country. They bring the magical liquids to life through intimate experiences and unique events that highlight the people and stories behind each label.

Spirits Adventures

In 2015 Hardey founded Gente de Mezcal, a mezcal company dedicated to creating the highest quality, small batches, always respecting local production scale whilst highlighting the variety, purity and particular flavour of each agave variety. Three of his mezcals have been awarded gold and double gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition; proof of his dedication to quality.

Home from home

A wee bit of Scotland in Mexico

In 2020 Hardey and Katri opened Salón Rosario, a private lounge bar located in the heart of the Colonia Roma Norte, in Mexico City, where they specialise in Scotch Whisky, Mexican spirits and special gin productions.

In 2021 Salón Rosario became a Scotch Malt Whisky SocietyInternational Partner Bar’ when Hardey and Katri launched the first branch in all of Latin America of the largest and most entertaining whisky club in the world. Since then, Rosario has established its role as the heart and soul of SMWS Mexico where its members can delight in the joy of single cask whiskies.

This is us

Catalina Bojacá

Projects Director

Hardey Martínez

General Director

Katri Walker

International Director