Campanilla Verde is produced in the state of San Luis Potosi. This mezcal is made with maguey Verde (Agave salmiana)
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|Destilado de Agave
|San Luis Potosí
About this destilado de agave
Campanilla Verde is produced in the state of San Luis Potosi. This mezcal is made with maguey Verde (Agave salmiana). Due to the lack of wood in the region, the oven used to cook the agave is different from the conical pit used in the majority of other mezcal producing states. A burner lies below, which is fed with Mezote (the dry bottom of agave) and dry pencas for 12-14 hours. Then the burner gets sealed and the agave cooks for a further 48 hours. The agave is then crushed by tahona, and feremted with a few liters of pulque to help jumpstart the fermentation process. Lastly, the agave is distilled using a process known as campanilla style distillation, which is now an almost extinct style of distillation using clay pots in a unique fashion.
You can learn more about this Campanilla style distillation on the Agavera website.
Campanilla is a rare mezcal from San Luis Potosí. The production of this mezcal includes a unique way of traditional cooking, milling, and distilling that have been largely abandoned. Production yields are very low, making these very limited batches.