Gracias a Dios Destilado en Barro is the first release from the brand that’s distilled in small clay pots in Santo Domingo Albarradas.
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|Brand:||Gracias a Dios Mezcal|
|Town:||Santo Domingo Albarradas|
|Age of plant:||8 years|
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About this mezcal
Gracias a Dios Destilado en Barro is made with agave Espadin in the small mountainous town of Santo Domingo Albarradas, Oaxaca. This mezcal is produced by maestro mezcalero Abel Martinez. The agave are cooked in an underground pit oven, milled by hand with wooden bats, fermented in pine wood tanks for 10-12 days, and distilled in a 50 liter clay pot still.
Gracias a Dios Mezcal
The team behind Gracias a Dios Mezcal opened a mezcalería in Querétaro, México in 2010. After two years of touring around Mexico in search of mezcal, they met mezcalero Oscar Hernández and were impressed by his mezcal. They decided to create a brand with Oscar and make him an equal partner. Oscar learned how to distill from his mother whose nickname is "La Jefa".
Aside from a few special releases, Gracias a Dios is made in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca. It is 100% artisanal, handmade with piñas from Espadín agave and other varieties, ground and fermented in their own palenque in Santiago Matatlán, and distilled in copper by maestro mezcalero Oscar Hernández Santiago. Their Karwinskii agaves are shredded mechanically, due to the toughness of their fibers, and then tahona-crushed afterwards. All other agave used at this palenque are crushed by horse-drawn tahona only.