Eduardo “Lalo” Angeles’ line of mezcals distilled in clay pots represents his amazing grasp on agave cultivation and distillation. His project is truly holistic embracing the village around him, sustainable agave cultivation, and shared economic growth.
Before starting Lalocura in 2014, Eduardo Ángeles spent years working as the fourth generation master distiller of his family’s brand, where he combined a lifetime of working under his father, the late, great Don Lorenzo with a degree in agricultural engineering, and a philosophy that is all his own.
Lalocura’s clay pot distilled mezcales have built a steady cult following of chefs, writers, and mezcal-heads, who turn up at the palenque each day hoping to spend a few hours listening to maestro mezcalero Eduardo “Lalo” Ángeles tell stories, taste the 20+ expressions he has resting in glass at any given time, and instagram a photo of his colorful dining room table covered in empty veladoras.
It is possible to visit his palenque in Santa Catarina Minas. In addition to tasting mezcal, you can also learn more about his planting initiatives and focus on agave sustainability and cultivation and more.