Mal de Amor Mezcal
Mal de Amor Mezcal is a Zapotec-family-owned brand from Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. The palenque is just off the main paved road on the outskirts of town, and it features a full restaurant, a robust barrel aging program, and a small bottling and labelling room. The agave used for production at Mal de Amor come from a variety of different lands in Oaxaca which allows for a rich diversity in expressions to include different terroir. Portions of the family owned land is used to maintain the sustainability of agave for future generations.
We visited this palenque a few years ago and wrote about it in our blog post A Tour with Oaxacking: Mezcal Ilegal, Convite, Pulque, and More.