Ixcateco Papalome is produced using rawhide fermentation in the community of Santa Maria Ixcatlan, Oaxaca.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Town:||Santa María Ixcatlán|
|Batch size:||Batch AMA-01: 266 bottles|
|Website:||https://www.ixcateco.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
Ixcateco Papalome is produced by Amando Alvarado Alvarez and others in the small community of Santa Maria Ixcatlan, Oaxaca. The cooked agaves are milled by hand with wooden mallets, fermented in old cow rawhides that are strung over wooden posts to create a hanging rawhide sack, and double distilled in small clay pot stills. This mezcal is as rustic and traditional as it gets.
Ixcateco represents the local traditions, customs and ancestral techniques that have been preserved for centuries as part of the production of mezcal. Ixcateco seeks to become a medium for the development of social and cultural projects, to promote environmental responsibility for producers and consumers, and to dignify one of the most important economic activities in the village of Santa María Ixcatlán.
Read about our visit to Santa Maria Ixcatlan in our blog post Santa María Ixcatlán: Rawhide Fermentation with Amando Alvarez