Alipus Santa Ana is made by mezcalero Hernandez Melchor in the small community of Santa Ana, Oaxaca.
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About this mezcal
Alipus Santa Ana is made with agave Espadin in Santa Ana, Oaxaca. Mezcalero Hernandez Melchor cooks the agave in an underground stone oven, ferments with wild, naturally occurring yeasts, and distills this mezcal in copper stills.
Alipús was born in 1999, as a project of the Destilería Los Danzantes, with Don Joel Antonio and sons as the first producers, in San Juan del Río. Subsequently, Don Eduardo Hernández, of Santa Ana del Río, making Alipús Santa Ana mezcal; Don Cosme Hernandez and his son Cirilo in San Baltazar Guelavila, who make the Alipús San Baltazar mezcal; Don Valente Angel and sons, of Santa María La Pila, with the Alipús San Andrés mezcal. In 2013, Alipús San Luis was incorporated, made by Don Baltazar Cruz and sons, of San Luis del Río, and Alipús San Miguel, made by Don Felix García, Leonardo Rojas, and Tío Jesús in the Potrero Sola de Vega.
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