- Location: Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca
- Agave: Espadin
- Maestro: Los Hermanos Martinez
- Abv: 48%
- Tasting keywords: earthy, meaty, plantain
- NOM: 0165X
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The aromas reveal mushrooms, herbs, a hint of pine, and ripe sweet plantains. There is also a strong chalky mineral aroma that characterizes the nose.
Sweet earthiness is the first flavor that wraps itself around the tongue, as other flavors emerge one by one. There is a significant hit of hickory-like smoke, followed by light coffee and fresh savory herbs. The flavors are powerful and balanced with a hefty weight and semi oily consistency. A rich and silky mezcal.
For the base, espadin agaves are cooked in a traditional earthen oven before being crushed with a tahona. The mash is wild yeast fermented in wooden vats before being distilled in copper pot stills. A pechuga mezcal, aromatics like apple, cinnamon, banana, pineapple, orange, and wild fruit as well as a conejo (rabbit) are infused during the last distillation.