Lalocura Tepeztate is made by Eduardo Angeles, who got his start alongside his father, the late, great Don Lorenzo of Real Minero.
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|Mezcalero:||Eduardo "Lalo" Angeles|
|Town:||Santa Catarina Minas|
About this mezcal
Lalocura Tepeztate is made with 15 year old agave Tepeztate. The agave are cooked in an underground pit horno with encino wood, mashed by hand with wooden mallets, and fermented with open-air yeasts in cypress tanks. Distilled in small clay pots, this Tepeztate is different from most others you’ll find on the market as the clay pots soften the sharper notes, creating a more rounded and balanced experience.
Before starting Lalocura in 2014, Eduardo "Lalo" Ángeles spent years working as the fourth generation master mezcalero of his family’s brand Real Minero, where he combined a lifetime of working under his father, the late, great Don Lorenzo with a collegiate degree in agricultural engineering. Many Real Minero bottles from several years ago actually have Eduardo listed alongside his father as the master distiller. Lalocura's clay pot distilled mezcals have built a steady cult following over the last few years. People from around the world show up at the palenque in Santa Catarina Minas each day hoping to spend time listening to Lalo tell stories while they taste the 20+ expressions he has resting in glass at any given time. If you like clay pot distilled mezcal and you like Real Minero, it's highly recommended that you find some Lalocura.
Read about our visit to Lalocura in the blog post A Tour with Oaxacking: Mezcal Lalocura