Leyenda Puebla is made with maguey Tobala, which is sometimes called Cenizo in this region of Puebla. It has flavor notes of caramel, citrus and apple peel.
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|Mezcalero:||Aarón Alva Sánchez|
|Town:||San Nicolás Huajuapan|
|Age of plant:||8-11 years|
|Website:||https://www.mezcalesdeleyenda.com/, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Leyenda Puebla is made with maguey Tobalá (Agave potatorum), which is sustainably harvested from a semi-wild agave field in the northern valleys of the state of Puebla. The field is owned and operated by the Alva family. According to Leyenda, this is the largest field of sustainably cultivated agave Tobalá in Mexico. This mezcal is made by Don Aaron Valentin Alva Ibanez, who is a 4th generation mezcalero. His father, Don Federico, still helps him with many of the batches.
See what our friends at Three Minute Tasting had to say about this one: S2:E8 Mezcales de Leyenda Puebla Mezcal Review
Mezcal de Leyendas (previously labeled as Mezcales de Leyenda) believes they can improve some of the most marginalized communities in Mexico. They implement the best fair trade practices where they work, and they have many efforts in agave sustainability. Their mezcals come from the different mezcal-producing states. They also have some special edition, small-batch mezcals. The brand also releases the Pelotón de la Muerte line of mezcals.
In 2021, the brand (under Artisanal Distillates, LLC) raised money via the StartEngine platform at a $32.7 million pre-money valuation.