- Location: Lachigui, Miahuatlan, Oaxaca
- Agave: Espadin / A. angustifolia haw.
- ABV: 48%
- Maestro Mezcalero: Pedro Vasquez
- Tasting keywords: caramelized, fruity, buttery
Nose: Spicy and sweet aromas of stone fruit and black pepper are focused and clean.
Taste: Custard like flavors of banana pudding and creme brulee are caramelized but not burnt, allowing the tropical flavors to expand and develop on the palate. The texture is equally buttery and indulgent. A treat to sip.
- Agave sources: cultivated and wild agaves from extremely high elevation
- Roast: Conical earthen oven
- Crush: hand with ax & mallet, mechanical grinder
- Fermentation: Wild native yeasts
- Distillation: Copper still
Pedro Vasquez has an almost cult-like following for his complex and richly flavored mezcals, including some of the heavy hitters like Arroqueño for the Jolgorio line. His remote ranch is at an extremely high elevation of nearly 7,500 feet above sea level where he works with wild and cultivated agaves. The magic of his mezcal starts in the complexity of the agaves grown in this microregion, coupled with his decades of experience and the characteristic distillation style of Miahuatlan.