The Hernández family grows nearly all of their own espadín on a hillside plot of land, which has been patiently acquired and passed down over the nearly 200 years the family has been making mezcal.
The finished product is a beautiful, easy drinking mezcal that is true to the place and people who created it. Complex enough to be enjoyed on its own, at 91.4 proof it’s also assertive enough to shine through in cocktails where lower ABV mezcales can easily get lost.
This is our their everyday sipper, and the "gateway mezcal” they offer friends who are just becoming familiar with the flavors and history of the category.
Smell: roasted meat, ground corn, lime pith, pine tar
Sip: leather, caramelized banana
Swallow: mineral, barley