Morro Mezcal is produced by Juan Lopez Olivera. All of the agaves used in Morro Mezcal are estate grown behind the palenque. It is the only palenque in El Gramal, Oaxaca. Morro Mezcal is also the only label exporting out of the palenque. Their agave Espadin joven appeared in early 2019 and was first released in California.
The name of the brand, “Morro”, was inspired by the brand founder’s Mexican great-grandfather’s land in Baja, called “Morro Hermoso.” Morro is an old word and has many meanings in Spanish but in this case it meant bluff or headland. The bottle label is sourced from his handwriting on a blueprint of his land he drew up in 1927.