YooWe Bacanora is produced in Alamos, Sonora by Ramon Miranda.
Previously Ramon Miranda’s label was known as “El Real de Álamos” but it’s being rebottled as YooWe for import. Miranda is a long time producer now working with his son Eduardo Miranda to continue production.
The source agave is A angustifolia haw with the parenthetical “pacifica” to call out how distinct it is from the classic Oaxacan espadin. There is plenty of discussion about what this agave is, it could really be an espadin adapted to the local environment or an angustifolia which has hybridized. We need some genetic analysis to help resolve this discussion.
As with many Bacanoras the production is also a hybrid. After an underground roast the agave is fermented in plastic containers then twice distilled in a hybrid steel/copper drum.
The brand name and distinctive deer antlers come from the local Yaqui tribe which has quite a distinctive and illustrious history.