Cómplice de Éxito is an añejo mezcal produced using 100% agave Espadin and rested for 1 year in American white roble oak wood.
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|Town:||San Dionisio Ocotepec|
|Age of plant:||8-10 years|
|Website:||https://www.mezcalcomplice.com/, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Cómplice de Éxito is an añejo mezcal produced using 100% agave Espadin by Mezcalero Ignacio Martínez in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca. After the agaves reach maturity after 8-10 years they are harvested and cooked in a river-stone pit oven. The cooked agaves are crushed by a horse-drawn tahona. After fermenting in oak wood vats, it is double distilled in copper stills. This añejo mezcal is rested for 1 year in American white roble oak wood with a medium toast. This mezcal has notes of fruit and citrus.
Note: The Añejo bottle has a red band around the bottom of the bottle. This image is the Special Reserve Extra Añejo.
The name of Cómplice Mezcal comes from a story. One night, a man learned of the existence of a legendary mezcalero who had the gift of capturing the essence of a person in the drops of mezcal. The man was determined to find the master. After a long period of searching, he finally found the legendary teacher. After talking for a long time, the master agreed to reveal his secrets, giving rise to a mutual complicity: whenever any of the descendants of the man found the teacher, he would teach him to capture the essence of a person in a mezcal in exchange for keeping the secret within the family. This is how, generation after generation, members of the family have maintained the unique flavor and secret of the mezcal: Cómplice Mezcal.