Koch Arroqueno Olla de Barro is made by Alberto Vasquez in Sola de Vega, Oaxaca, an area rich in history of clay pot distillation.
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|Town:||Sola de Vega|
|Age of plant:||15 years|
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About this mezcal
Koch Arroqueno Olla de Barro is made with maguey Arroqueno (agave Americana) that are harvested after 15 years of growth. The agave are cooked in an underground pit oven, mashed by hand with mallets, fermented with open air yeasts in cypress vats, and double distilled in a clay pot still.
Carlos Moreno’s family has been linked to mezcal since the beginning of the 20th century. In 2009, Carlos resumed the family tradition and teamed up with 5th generation maestro mezcalero Pedro Hernandez to create Koch El Mezcal de Oaxaca, with the goal of preserving and promoting mezcal culture. After 10 years of business, they’ve now integrated more than 15 communities and 50 producing families into their collective. Each batch will vary, so check your bottle for details.