Fuego y Humo Tepeztate is produced by Jose Manuel Mendez in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca.
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|Fuego y Humo Mezcal
|Jose Manuel Mendez
|San Dionisio Ocotepec
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About this mezcal
Fuego y Humo Tepeztate is produced by Jose Manuel Mendez in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca. The agaves are cooked in an underground pit oven, milled by tahona, fermented in pine wood tanks with open air yeasts, and double distilled in a copper still. Tasting notes from the brand: Sweet herbal notes on the nose with distinctive green, fresh, and earthy aromatics common to most marmoratas. Pops of jalapeño, green peppers, and vanilla ice cream, Overall, sweeter and more rounded than a tepeztate’s typical sharp, more defined flavors.
Fuego y Humo Mezcal
Fuego y Humo Mezcal is produced by 3rd generation maestro mezcalero Jose Manuel Mendez in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca. José’s father, and both sets of grandfathers, were mezcaleros. From these generations, the trades and tricks of mezcal production have been passed down and not much of the actual process has changed. José still proudly produces mezcal the way his father taught him and his father before that. His father (Manuel) still helps José from time to time, although he is officially “retired”.
Through this familial lineage, he was taught all aspects of becoming a mezcalero which focus on the artisanal practices and methods.