Fidencio Tierra Blanca is made from agave Espadin that is grown on a small vein of chalky, white soil on the Jimenez farm.
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About this mezcal
Fidencio Tierra Blanca is made from 100% agave Espadín that is cultivated on the Jimenez estate in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. This agave is harvested after 12 years and pit roasted over black oak for five days. The Jimenez family discovered a small vein of chalky, white soil on their farm, and they planted 3 small batches of Espadin in the unique soil. The chalky, Champagne-esque soil gives this Mezcal a deep minerality. This makes for a great Terroir taste test in comparison to the Fidencio Clasico.
Fidencio Mezcal has four generations of knowledge and they use their own estate grown agave. Fabrica de Amigo del Mezcal is the name of the distillery/palenque that produces Fidencio Mezcal. Fidencio Jiménez, the namesake for Fidencio Mezcal, started making mezcal over 100 years ago when he moved to Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. He began to live the life of a Mezcalero, learning from peers and by trial-and-error. He worked closely with his son Enrique to perfect their craft and to pass down their knowledge to the next generation. In those days, even the equipment was from the land: clay pots for fermentation, distillation & storage and river reeds for tubing.
For more information on the Jimenez family, read The Story of Isaac Jimenez by Alvin Starkman (owner of Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca). Fidencio is made by the same family that produces El Buho. Due to the artisanal nature of their mezcal, the ABV may vary slightly between batches.