Catedral Mexicano is produced by Adela Del Carmen Cruz in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca.
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About this mezcal
Catedral Mexicano is produced by Adela Del Carmen Cruz in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca. She cooks her agaves in an underground pit oven for 4 days, mills the cooked agave by tahona, ferments in pine wood tanks using open-air yeasts, and double distills in copper pot stills. Adela was 14 when her father fell ill. At this time, she took over her father’s job at the palenque. She is now in her twenties and works alongside her father, who has since recovered.
This mezcal won a Silver Medal at the 2022 LA Spirit Awards.
Catedral Mezcal has pledged a portion of the stock in the US brand to a nonprofit in Mexico entitled “Catedral de mi Padre Community Support Organization.” The mandate of the fund is for the betterment of the families making Catedral Mezcal in Oaxaca. The process has been structured so that the maestro mezcaleros receive equity based on their individual contributions of mezcal to the brand.